I have been introduced to an artist who does something completely different. His beautiful artwork takes you to a world of wonder and imagination. You can’t just glance at these pictures. You need to take your time and look through them for the tiny ant or the face in the background looking in on the faeries.
Since a young lad Bill Oliver has had an interest in the unusual and arcane. A few years back he started to create that which he only imagined prior. Although his art covers all aspects of the paranormal including vampires, monsters,zombies and other darker side entities, it is his love for The Wee Ones,Sprites and The Fae where his true passion lies.
After receiving a 1st place prize in a Christmas art contest judged by best selling author Brad Steiger the two went on to work together with Oliver's art being featured in several of Brad's books. "I hope my art has a lasting impression with those who view it and allow the viewer to slip away into the magic for a moment or two".
Bill Oliver resides in Vancouver,BC and is currently in the midst of a massive project called"The Wee Ones"
He is happy to create custom work for those who wish..
When the winds of March are wakening the crocuses and crickets,
Did you ever find a fairy near some budding little thickets,...
And when she sees you creeping up to get a closer peek
She tumbles through the daffodils, a playing hide and seek.
Faeries, come take me out of this dull world,
For I would ride with you upon the wind,
Run on the top of the dishevelled tide,
And dance upon the mountains like a flame.
~William Butler Yeats, "The Land of Heart's Desire," 1894
Princess Edane... heard a voice singing on a May Eve like this, and followed half awake and half asleep, until she came into the Land of Faery, where nobody gets old and godly and grave, where nobody gets old and crafty and wise, where nobody gets old and bitter of tongue. ~William Butler Yeats, "The Land of Heart's Desire," 1894
Fairies are invisible and inaudible like angels. But their magic sparkles in nature. ~Lynn Holland
A lady, with whom I was riding in the forest, said to me, that the woods always seemed to her to wait, as if the genii who inhabit them suspended their deeds until the wayfarer has passed onward: a thought which poetry has celebrated in the dance of the fairies, which breaks off on the approach of human feet. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, "History"
The Realm of Fairy is a strange shadow land, lying just beyond the fields we know. ~Author Unknown
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He is happy to create custom work. Imagine what a special gift this would make.