Oliver Marquez

About the Artist

“I enjoy distorting figures a lot. Once the brush hits the canvas there’s no stopping. It’s fast. It’s very fluid. More importantly it’s about having fun and being positive.”

Oliver was born on April 30, 1974 in Angeles City. He was born in a family of artists that drew scales, wildlife that sold tourist art but was forced to leave for Malolos, Bulacan due to the Mt. Pinatubo incident. He wanted to study fine arts but his family could not afford it and took up drafting at the Bulacan State University. He opened a sign shop and stopped painting for 10 years. Sometime in 2011 a friend encouraged him to get back to painting and started competing in art competitions and won 3 grand prizes from PAGCOR, AAP on-the-spot contest and Gov. Ejercito’s Pagsanjan Art Competition.