Derek Oliver

Watercolours, Oils, Acrylics, Pastels, Pencils, Line & Wash, Gouache, Mixed
Landscape, Seascape, Wildlife, Portraits, Flowers, Pet Portraits

Born in North-West London, Derek is self-taught and has a strong interest in all aspects of art. He has travelled extensively but found his artistic feet travelling in Spain, in a ancient Morris Minor and more recently, he has even painted the Karnak Temple from an air balloon!

Derek has painted many species of animals, from cheetahs to elephants, for several publishing companies and his work has been distributed around the world. He also paints landscapes, seascapes and portraits and has sold many of these paintings in the UK, mainly through his solo art exhibitions. He has enjoyed teaching his painting techniques to a variety of individuals and classes for several years.

Derek is currently working on international Rock and Pop icons and his work can be seen at a London exhibition next year.

Dalvaro Art Breaks

Fantastic art holidays in beautiful Spain available all year round.

One week courses available for painters with little experience to experienced painters. All paint mediums covered by expert tutor Derek Oliver who will be there to give plenty of demonstrations and one to one guidance on these very friendly breaks where you can have fun and learn at the same time. Come and join us and be inspired by the wonderful light in this part of Spain. Within a short drive of the sudio enjoy the textures of the architecture and the open landscapes with the mountains and valleys which capture the ture essence of Spain, and after a hot days painting why not relax in our pool or enjoy a game of tennis. We can pick you up from Valencia airport and provide you the experience that allows your creativity to flow.

Price £885 per person for 7 nights all inclusive (except flights).

For a brochure Tel 01442 248955 or email