Olivia Rose Durley


Olivia Rose Durleyis a contemporary British artist currently living and working from her home studio in Hertfordshire. She graduated from the University of Brighton with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Painting in 2017.

Her work handles the two realities of paint; it's illusionistic spatiality and it's material presence. Her practice appropriates a balance between the fixed nature of photography and the timelessness of painting; photographic details are blurred within painterly brushstrokes and structures. The aberration of the two components creates an enigmatic, placeless experience within nature that on one hand forms a sense of familiarity and on the other, an unidentifiable discomfort. Olivia scrutinises the evolving colours and tones amplified through cloud formations, using her painting technique to highlight the fleeting transcience of time and a feeling of nostalgia. She views the landscape as a latent oil painting continuously emerging and coming into being, fascinated by that precious, short space of time in which the sky bursts into colour before it is then subermerged into dusk - a distant memory.

Selected Works

Pastoral Walks by Olivia Rose Durley

Pastoral Walks

Paintings - 71x57 cm
Same View by Olivia Rose Durley

Same View

Paintings - 71x57 cm
Different Day by Olivia Rose Durley

Different Day

Paintings - 71x57 cm
Light Trails by Olivia Rose Durley

Light Trails

Paintings - 71x57 cm
Transcendence  by Olivia Rose Durley


Paintings - 71x57 cm
Momentary Bloom by Olivia Rose Durley

Momentary Bloom

Paintings - 71x57 cm
State of Flux by Olivia Rose Durley

State of Flux

Paintings - 100x100 cm
21:34 by Olivia Rose Durley


Paintings - 100x100 cm
Blush by Olivia Rose Durley


Paintings - 100x100 cm
Catch a Glimpse by Olivia Rose Durley

Catch a Glimpse

Paintings - 90x90 cm

Spring Greens II

Paintings - 76x76 cm

Spring Greens I

Paintings - 76x76 cm

Golden Fields

Paintings - 76x76 cm

Sweeter Skies

Paintings - 71x57 cm


Paintings - 71x57 cm


Paintings - 46x55 cm

Commission an artwork by Olivia Rose Durley

We can arrange and oversee the creation of a new work, made specifically for you.

Learn More

Other artists in the same medium

Regional Settings

United States
Metric (cm, kg)