most young children Oliver drew and painted from an early age. However,
unlike the majority of children, when he grew up he went on to develop
his interest by
studying Painting, Design & Industrial History at London's
A few years after graduation Oliver was appointed as an illustrator to
the Australian Geographic magazine and hence moved to
Australia where later he also worked as a freelancer.
Having become increasingly interested in painting landscape, he
continued to do this on his return to Germany. He works patiently and
very meticulously in both oils and watercolour and in addition to both
pastoral and urban landscapes he produces interior views, still lives
and occasionally non-figurative geometric paintings.
He sums up the inspiration behind his work as :
"I try to capture the impressiveness of a moment`s beauty, no matter
how mundane the circumstances. I want to try and hold on to the unique
irretrievability of a given instant, and through my work delay its
inevitable passing somewhat."