Steve Oliver

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Known primarily for strong compositions and meticulous detail to accurately portray animals and the natural world, my real challenge is to create artwork that captures the character of my subject matter and very special moments.  Inspiration comes from my curiosity and fascination of all living things and my personal experiences while traveling to places all over North America and Africa.  The real challenge for me is to observe and understand each animal, with the intent to honor each animal in acrylic paint using accuracy of anatomy with considerations such as posture, light, color, mood and atmosphere.

In addition to receiving numerous awards and much recognition for my animal art, I have been a longtime signature member of the prestigious, worldwide organization, The Society of Animal Artists and have taken part in many regional, national and international wildlife art shows.  

I have been the Executive Director of the Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Shows in Philadelphia for the past 16 years. 

"I think when collectors engage with my work, it somehow strikes a cord with them that maybe helps them recalls a magical moment in their lives or perhaps allows them to see a special moment, experience or inspiration through my eyes. Painting is an unspoken language that grants me the ability to express my fascination and appreciation for the natural world and then connect with people who enjoy those same amazing things."

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