Oliver began as a landscape and still life painter before devoting his time to the abstract genre. His paintings are in oil, acrylic and encaustic and his multi-layered, multi-dimensional work seeks to provoke the viewers, imploring you to question your reality in relation to some of the watershed moments of our time. He thrusts you over the edges of your comfort zone, then pulls you back to quasi-stability by eliciting a fleeting sense of pleasure. Such engagement with the work is stimulated by the way in which Oliver uses paint to develop complexities with the combination of colour and texture that continuously perplex the viewer. This is why Oliver encourages the viewer to look carefully at his paintings.
Oliver has private collectors in many countries including Scotland, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Israel and Japan. He also has work on display at the Grenada Embassy in Washington, DC, the U.S.A. Grenada Development Bank, the Museum of Nature and Culture and the Convention of Biodiversity in Montreal, Quebec.