In 1976 he started his commercial art career and continued to do fine art in his spare time. Mr. Oliver has been an art director for several ad agencies, PR firms, newspapers, and printers.

In 1992 he moved to Fairfax, Virginia to be closer to family and went back to the fine arts area on a full-time basis. Mr. Oliver moved to a mountaintop home in Mt. Jackson, Virginia in the Shenandoah in 2007.
In his own words…
“There never seems to be enough time in the day to pursue all I want to do in art. I live, breathe and dream creation. I also enjoy website design and programming, and photography (I use my photos as the basis for some of my works). I enjoy all genres, styles and mediums of art and strive to master them all. That’s what drives me. It is my mission in life. Not only to be technically fine but more importantly to project feelings and jog the imagination of the viewer.

Thank you for your interest and patronage of the fine arts."

Charles Oliver has his works on display in many online galleries along with his own sites. Here is a listing of a few places you may view his works.


  • Joined: September 2007


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Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. ~Henry Ward Beecher / Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. ~Scott Adams / Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. ~Pablo Picasso / Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. ~Twyla Tharp / The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which …
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Food For Thought

Some musings I put together as quotations that can also be seen on / These are really just jottings I do when I want to put my thoughts on paper from time to time… / “If I had to do it over again I think I’d be a musician. I can spend days, weeks, months and years on an artwork. The audience gives a passing glance or will be mesmerized enough to stare for seve…
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