Ambassador of the Week: Tim Oliver

watercolor painting
Fat Cows on Rancho Espuela Grass

Meet Tim Oliver, this week’s top American Watercolor Weekly Ambassador!

Tim is a Landscape Architect and owner of a design/build landscape firm in Lubbock, Texas. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture in 1983 from Texas Tech University.

Tim has always enjoyed drawing and sketching and in recent years has developed a love of the watercolor medium. He is passionate about communicating the character and emotion of a place through on-location or ‘en plein air’ sketching and painting. He is an award-winning watercolorist and founding member and contributor to Urban Sketchers Lubbock.

Tim Oliver watercolor painting
Terlingua Trading Post Vista
Tim Oliver watercolor painting
Unloading the Catch

While Tim will sketch or paint anything that stirs emotion and passion within him, he is drawn to things western, rural, gritty, and seemingly mundane. Having lived in West Texas, Northern Arizona and Eastern Canada, Tim draws on his fond memories and reminiscences of those places in much of his art. Anything evocative of a ‘time long passed by’ will always capture his attention.

Tim holds signature membership in the National Watercolor Society and the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies. He is an exhibiting member of the American Watercolor Society, Outdoor Painters Society, Southwestern Watercolor Society, the GAS Painting Group and the West Texas Watercolor Society. Tim is also an associate member of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, the American Impressionist Society and Plein Air Painters of New Mexico.

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