Artist Profile for OliverW     Milton Keynes

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OliverW Full Time Professional Self Taught


Oliver was born in Bedford in 1982, he currently lives in Buckinghamshire where he works as a full time portrait and figurative Artist from his Wolverton based studio. His preferred medium is oils although he often works in watercolour, graphite and charcoal. “I love the fluidity of oils as well as their strong, robust textures. It’s easy to feel that you’re almost carving the portrait out of nothing when you’re applying paint to the canvas” Oliver is fascinated by people and the human form and has dedicated a large part of his practise to painting portrait commissions as well as working with interesting members of society, actors and musicians. He is a huge fan of the works of Lucien Freud, Jenny Saville and David Hockney although he seeks the majority of his inspiration from the music he constantly listens to when he paints; “For me, silence is the enemy of a creative mind. I need music to charge me up and give me energy. Without it I am too self-conscious and considered when painting”. Oliver was featured on the TV show Sky Arts portrait Artist of the year 2017 where he painted the actor Trevor Eve from life. His portrait of the marathon runner Iva Barr was shortlisted for the Royal Portrait painter of the year annual exhibition, gaining praise from Paula Radcliffe in the process. During his career, Olivers work has been exhibited at various locations around the world including The Royal College of Art and the prestigious Saatchi Gallery. Notable commissions have included Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE, Jamie Staff MBE, Joe McFadden and Laurie Kynaston. His work is held in numerous private and national collections.


  • Graphite
  • Marker
  • Pencil
  • Conte
  • Coloured Pencil
  • Pen And Ink
  • Water Colour
  • Oil
  • Gouache
  • Mixed Media
  • Acrylic
  • Charcoal
  • Animals & Birds
  • Landscape
  • Vehicles & Transport
  • Pet Portraits
  • Still Life
  • Human & Animal Portrait
  • Human Figures
  • Single Portrait
  • Multiple Portrait
  • Expressionism
  • Pop Art
  • Post Impressionism
  • Illustration
  • Semi Abstract
  • Impressionism
  • Realism


  • Will work from a photo
  • Ships Internationally
  • Ships 'Artwork for Sale' within 5 Days
  • Prices from £150 to £5000



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9 months ago

A most beautiful rendition of our old family dog, Oliver made a truly beautiful piece that we are so happy to have received. We highly recommend his work to anyone, as not only was the piece beautifully worked, but his professionalism, communication, and care were stellar. Thank you for the wonderful work!


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3 years ago

Brilliant! Portrait really captured the character. Such a lovely person to deal with and obviously very passionate about his work. We are exceptionally impressed!


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4 years ago

Superb. Oliver was a pleasure to deal with. He managed to produce a brilliant work of art from what was essentially a selfie taken on an iPhone. The piece was exactly what i was after and it was only enhanced by Oliver's talent and eye. Communication was excellent too, especially in the circumstances.


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4 years ago

Oliver is an outstanding artist and exceeded all expectations. He's also a lovely chap and made the process really enjoyable - we're absolutely thrilled with the painting.


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4 years ago

Absolutely fantastic!!! The painting is OUTSTANDING!!! Oliver has done a great job!!!