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Tom Oliver

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20171029172306-watts_towers
Watts Towers, 2017 Acrylic 24" X 12"
20171029173004-tam_o_shanter
Tam O'Shanter, 2017 Acrylic 16" X 20"
20171029172339-griffith_observatory
Griffith Observatory, 2017 Acrylic 16" X 20"
20171029172723-coca_cola_bottling
Coca Cola Bottling, 2017 Acrylic 16" X 20"
20170322011057-downtown_la_view
Downtown LA View, 2017 Acrylic 10" X 20"
20160721045031-long_beach_from_seal_beach
Long Beach from Seal Beach, 2016 Acrylic 12" X 36"
20171029170135-tom_oliver_westwoodskyline_acylic_12x24
Westwood Skyline, 2016 Acrylic 12" X 24"
20160517220122-20160516_132228
U Haul, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas Panel 10" X 8"
20160406051704-2016-04-02_13
Xing, 2016 Acrylic 12" X 24"
20150208200022-rsz_31_shoelaces_tom_oliver
Shoelaces, 2011 Acrylic 12" X 24"
20171029170041-survivor
Survivor, 2016 Acrylic 8" X 10"
20160517220531-20160503_133615
Car Van Bus, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas Panel 12" X 24"
20170802020908-farmers_market_tower
Farmers Market Tower, 2017 Acrylic 20" X 10"
20160327061439-2016-03-20_12
The Conversation, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas Panel 12" X 16"
20150317035710-20150315_150029
Hillside House Acrylic 16" X 20"
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Quick Facts
Lives in
Seal Beach
Works in
Seal Beach
Tags
urban, architecture, tom, modern
Statement

Tom is an artist who lives in Seal Beach, California. He received his B.A. in Communications from Metropolitan State University, a Certificate in Film Writing from UCLA Extension, and an M.S. in Urban Planning from Cal Poly. His master's thesis was "The Elements of a Successful Artist Colony." Throughout his career he has written educational films, performed for a few years as a Stand-up Comedian, and worked as the Assistant for the President of Buena Vista Television. Tom won First Place in Young Adult Fiction from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Los Angeles. He currently works as an Associate Planner for the City of Los Alamitos, CA, and is a member of Long Beach Arts.

I’m drawn to architectural landscapes that represent fine examples of their eras.  These structures show a past in a world that craves new buildings without a past.  They are optimistic memories of electric skies and undulating perspective, in spite of the pessimistic world where they exist.