About Artists

Sarah Oliphant and Adelaide Tyrol started the studio around 1978.  Since then Oliphant Studio has been painting scenic murals for photographers, film producers, advertisers, architects, interior designers, and many others. Our backdrops are used for film, TV, print, catalog, trade shows, special events, theatrical, interiors, and much much more.





Since 2013, Violet Oliphant O’Neill has been working directly alongside Sarah as her protégé. Violet is widely regarded as an expert scenic and backdrop painter and is highly sought after in the industry. Her first backdrop painted for the Oliphant rental stock was #1600. Since then, she has joined Sarah as the only other painter of every custom backdrop under the Oliphant name. She is a master of the mottled backdrop and the future of Oliphant. Visit her website at: www.VioletOliphantOneill.com.


We offer the full services of an art studio – from initial design concepts, to detailed color renderings through to the final product. We work both on location and in our studio, depending on the requirements of our clients. We also have a rental stock of over 2.000 backdrops. Take a look through our many categories of backdrops and fine art rentals, or call us to discuss having one custom made.