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Joe Olivares

Joe Olivares

Arendtsville, PA

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Born in 1934 in those wonderful post-depression years, I began dabbling in art at an early age. Artistically I developed a talent with the pencil simply because that's all I had. My training in San Francisco came from those unique tenement rooftops where I learned perspective through observation. Raised in the Mission District, I worked at the usual jobs all youngsters did in that part of town, newspaper routes, a butcher boy in the neighborhood butcher shop.
Seeing that I was a normal teenage boy and running a bit wild, my dear sister landed me a job at a lithographic advertising shop, where I spent countless hours as a printers devil. Subsequently, I developed a love for the graphic arts in all its various forms. A three year stint in the the 82nd Airborne Division Band during the Korean Conflict - I played well enough to barely qualify - then a discharge in 1955. I went back to printing as an apprentice pressman. Too many years passed and I realized that I had traveled the country playing tenor in too many run down bars while holding down a variety of printing jobs from back door to front. I ended up in a partnership with a young lady in an advertising agency. She later became my wife. Through the agency my passion for drawing bloomed . . . a bit late in life I might add. I've tried oils and pastels, but always returned to graphite where I began.
It has always been a source of genuine pleasure for me to create an image that will be cherished. My attention to detail has landed many commissions, mostly by word of mouth.
As of 2005, I have been working to produce several novels based on people I've met. The first has recently published on Kindle as an e-book, "Ring-A-Ring" can be found under my name.

 

Daydreamer A Study in Black and White by Joe Olivares

 

Man in Head Scarf by Joe Olivares

 

Giving Thanks by Joe Olivares

 

Warrior by Joe Olivares

 

Gentleman With White Beard by Joe Olivares

 

Intense Stare by Joe Olivares

 

Melinda by Joe Olivares

 

Doc the Boxer by Joe Olivares

 

Ampersand by Joe Olivares

 

Dippy and Muggs by Joe Olivares

 

German Short-hair Pointer by Joe Olivares

 

Golden Retriever by Joe Olivares

 

My Old Friend Kaylee by Joe Olivares

 

Sabrina by Joe Olivares

 

Fraulein by Joe Olivares

 

Fraulein 2 by Joe Olivares

 

Reflecting by Joe Olivares

 

Clarise by Joe Olivares

 

Clarise II by Joe Olivares

 

Nykia by Joe Olivares

 

Nykia by Joe Olivares

 

ChristiansburgVA by Joe Olivares

 

Spain by Joe Olivares

 

Girl On A Pillow by Joe Olivares

 

Veils by Joe Olivares

 

Mirror Image by Joe Olivares

 

S / K - Austria by Joe Olivares

 

Brothers by Joe Olivares

 

Lotus by Joe Olivares

 

Boy and pets by Joe Olivares

 

Growing family by Joe Olivares

 

Emma and Brother by Joe Olivares

 

Tami by Joe Olivares

 

Future Model by Joe Olivares

 

A boy then the Young Man by Joe Olivares

 

DEBS by Joe Olivares

 

Sandy by Joe Olivares

 

Tara by Joe Olivares

 

A study by Joe Olivares

 

M Pensive by Joe Olivares

 

Sleeping Beauties by Joe Olivares

 

Brit by Joe Olivares

 

Riverboat Captain and Bride by Joe Olivares

 

My Neighbors by Joe Olivares

 

Now and Then by Joe Olivares

 

Pals by Joe Olivares

 

Shelties by Joe Olivares

 

Molly and Talli by Joe Olivares