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Daydreamer A Study in Black and White by Joe Olivares
Man in Head Scarf by Joe Olivares
Gentleman With White Beard by Joe Olivares
Giving Thanks by Joe Olivares
Warrior 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
Spain by Joe Olivares
Girl On A Pillow by Joe Olivares
Veils by Joe Olivares
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About Joe Olivares
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 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 the 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 on novels based on people I've met. I publish on Kindle as an e-book.