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Tom Kaylor- AV Artist Featured @ Graphic Experience

Tom Kaylor- stained glass artist

We, at the Graphic Experience, are privileged to carry the stunning work of Tom Kaylor.
He was born and raised in Southern California, but has made Nevada his home for the last 20 years. Tom set on his first creative endeavor in high school, learning the art of silkscreening. While serving in the Navy, he tried his hand at pastels but never really found a passion for it. Many years later, after moving to Las Vegas, he started a job making silk screen glass pieces for slot machines. This is where his real creative imagination started to open open up as he began working in the stained glass medium. During his employment with Devine Designs, Tom has created massive stained glass pieces, custom made for homes throughout the Las Vegas area. Now retired, he retreats daily to his workshop in Sandy Valley, NV. and works on his craft whenever possible. Tom produces beautiful, highly crafted stained glass panels that range wildly in subject and technique.
Visit our website: to see his gorgeous works !

July 23, 2010 Posted by | av artist showcase, av best frames, av fine art, av frames | , , | Leave a comment

AV Artist Doug Oliver Showcased @ Graphic Experience

661.945.1718 Doug Oliver has been a significant contributor to the art of the American West for more than three decades. His landscape images of soaring skies and panoramic vistas are well known throughout the contemporary art world.
He was born in Dayton, Ohio relocating with his family to California as a young boy. The grandeur of the western landscape had a profound influence on him

Doug Oliver is a contemporary acrylic artist, a former Antelope Valley resident, who is a very talented and fabulous painter ! I quote from his biography, he “creates soaring landscapes through a symphonic marriage of sky and shape. This maestro of his medium combines solid rolling vistas with majestic skies forming his own unique perspective of the grand views of the southwest.Untrammeled and untamed, Oliver’s landscapes promote a sense of strength and solitude found rarely in an increasingly complex world. Every vision created by Oliver rises and swells in a melodic and aria-like fashion.”

Traditionally trained at Chouinard Art Institute and receiving his Masters of Art from University of Redlands, California, Oliver conducted his career first as an instructor and then, eventually, as a Fine Artist. Over the years Douglas Oliver has donated his talents in several major philanthropic endeavors.

Doug Oliver is represented by some of the finest galleries in the West including the May Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ; Avant-Garde Gallery, Sedona,AZ; Aspen Grove Fine Art,Aspen,CO.; Mountain Artists Guild, Prescott, AZ.

We, at the Graphic Experience,Lancaster, CA are honored to represent him also ! Visit our website at to see some examples of his work. We also carry his prints too !

Doug and his wife, Barbara, were long-time Antelope Valley residents before moving to Prescott in 1998. He is a 1960 graduate of Antelope Valley high School, and returned as an AVHS art intructor from 1969 to 1981.

July 23, 2010 Posted by | av best frames, av fine art, av frames, Doug Oliver | , , , , , | 1 Comment