In the 1970s, after years of exhibiting at London galleries, Oliver decided to show and sell his work in a different way.  He held bi-annual exhibitions at home for the rest of his life. This cut out the galleries’ mark up, and meant that he could sell far more cheaply. People from all over Gloucestershire bought his paintings. This meant a great deal to him, because he felt very strongly that art should be relevant to everyday life. To this day, people all over Gloucestershire (and all over the world) enjoy his work on their walls.

During these exhibitions, Oliver and Denise kept open house. People were encouraged to come as a day out for the family. They brought picnics, and there were treasure trails around the garden for the children.

Exhibition at Viner's Wood