About Bill Olivas:
The artwork of Bill Olivas conveys powerful portraiture of people of all ethnicities. His is a unique style – a mastery of precision that powerfully captures the essence of human feelings and emotions.
Influenced by early photography, known as daguerreotype photography, Bill’s work is distinguished with rich sepia tones creating his unique style. He specializes in the use of conte', a pastel like chalk which is ground into a fine powder, a binder is added, then it’s applied by brush to create his art work. Bill also simulates this effect using mixed mediums, such as ink, watercolor, acrylic and pastels to enhance some of his images.
After being commissioned to paint many portraits of “people of all flavors”, Bill says, “I find it easy to depict how one looks. What is challenging…
- Born on September 21
- Joined July 21, 2007
- San Antonio, TX, United States