Oliphant is a native of Mexico. She came to the United
States as a child; even then she knew she wanted to be a
dancer and an artist. After accomplishing her first dream of
dancing, after 20 years, she retired from dancing and became
Marla is a self-taught artist. While living in New
Orleans, she learned the art of pastel portraits by watching
the artist in Pirates Alley. Marla’s favorite form of art is
portraits, but she loves the challenges of different
subjects and mediums.
Her reputation as a portrait artist is well known
especially in the South were she has been commissioned to do
many celebrities and other prominent figures.
Marla has had
many exhibits over the years. Marla has been known to capture
the likeness like no other artist can!
After over 20 years in the framing and gallery business,
it only made sense that she and her daughter, Anita, join
together and offer the best in the business.