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Tom Oliver

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Long Beach from Seal Beach, 2016 Acrylic 12" X 36"
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End of the LA River, 2016 Acrylic 12" X 24"
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U Haul, 2016 Acrylic on Canvas Panel 10" X 8"
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Downtown Spokane, WA, 2016 Acrylic 12" X 24"
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Double Yellow, 2016 Acrylic on Canvas Panel 24" X 12"
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Xing, 2016 Acrylic 12" X 24"
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Shoelaces, 2011 Acrylic 12" X 24"
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Car Van Bus, 2016 Acrylic on Canvas Panel 12" X 24"
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U, 2016 Acrylic on Canvas Panel 12" X 24"
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Rodeo, 2015 Acrylic 10" X 20"
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The Conversation, 2016 Acrylic on Canvas Panel 12" X 16"
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Laguna Cliff, 2016 Acrylic 14 X 11 X 1 Inches
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Cliff Mystery, 2015 Acrylic 20" X 16"
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Dirty Apes, 2015 Acrylic on Canvas Panel 14" X 11"
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Toss Me a Screwdriver, 2015 Acrylic 16" X 20"
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Hillside House Acrylic 16" X 20"
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Highland Theater, 2015 Acrylic 11" X 14"
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Dad's House Acrylic 20" X 16"
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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.