Oliver has established himself as a successful landscape artist, working exclusively in watercolour. Entirely self-taught, his work is to be found in collections across the country and internationally, selling through UK galleries and online. Oliver’s art is much in demand and now features on greetings cards in The Oliver Pyle Collection for the UK’s oldest and most prestigious Fine Art card brand, Medici Cards. His work was recently the central and cover feature of Watercolor Artist magazine in the US.
Through Oliver’s work we explore the impact of light, the weather, and the seasons and how these combine to achieve paintings that are evocative and atmospheric; “As a landscape artist my inspiration comes from being outdoors where light, smells, sounds, and textures all combine to deliver an outstanding sensory experience - let's call it 'atmosphere' if you like. My aim is never to simply describe or illustrate a scene, rather to create a painting that provides an experience of the place. Watercolour is the perfect medium for capturing the vicissitudes of the British climate and allows me to make a spontaneous response to the delicate Northern light that is with us for much of the year. “