David Olivera is a painter currently residing in Miami, Florida who is in love with the sea. Originally from Granada, Nicaragua where he was born in 1983, he graduated in 2002 from the New World School of the Arts.
While still a student, David was commissioned by the Volvo Ocean Race Round the World to create the official event poster featured at the Miami port of call.
Although his style could be described as photorealism, David’s artwork focuses on creating historically accurate maritime paintings that reflect never before seen vantage points. His water series and depicts the formal abstraction of the sea gathered through personal observations.
David's love for drawing at an early age became tied with his passion for mechanical and technical things. Anything that involved cars, buildings, planes and ships would inspire him to draw more and more. He's always been especially passionate about ships and his attention was drawn in an uncanny way by the story of the Titanic. The book, ‘Exploring the Titanic’ by Robert Ballard, was like opening a time capsule in history and unleashing the imagination of a teenager inspired by the sea.
His visual explorations of the early twentieth century transatlantic ships have drawn the attention of art collectors.
A co-founder of the Flagler Arts Space, an experimental studio/exhibition venue in downtown Miami, David is currently working part time as a technician for a prestigious art conservation company, Rosa Lowinger and Associates. there he utilizes his talents to assist in the preservation of historic art and architecture.
His work was featured in the art magazine ‘The Other Eight’ through Wanted Design NYC Brooklyn and published in the book ‘Titanic: Secrets of the Lost Liner’.
Currently he shares studio space in the world renowned outdoor museum known as Wynwood in Miami, FL.