Doug was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and grew up in Richardson, Texas. He along with his family now live in Flower Mound. He is blessed with a beautiful wife and two wonderful children.

He graduated with a geology degree from SFASU. Doug studied art throughout his formative years and now own his own graphic design and woodcarving businesses in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

From 1997-2006 ,Doug studied traditional European carving and sculpting under Bavarian Master Carver Ludwig Kieninger in Dallas. He has also taken weeklong carving courses from master cavers Wayne Barton, Phil Odden, Else Bigton and now studies with Hans Schwalm.

In 2003, completed first woodcarving commission (A Celtic inspired Cross).

In 2006, he was accepted into the Cross Timbers Artist Guild here in North Texas.

Doug has worked to establish and refine his own style and has executed multiple commissions over the last 9 years.The source of inspiration is derived from European, Scandinavian and American influences.He often studies museum pieces, art journals and architecture. Doug is most drawn to the traditional forms of classical art.

"True work of Art is but a shadow of the Divine perfection." - Michelangelo

Doug Oliver
At Nueschwanstein Castle -2002

"Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles." Isaiah 40:31

Texas Woodcarver — Doug Oliver — PO Box 270120
Flower Mound, Texas — 75027-0120 USA — 972.874.3677
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