Holly Holder - Painter
Originally from London, I trained at the BBC and worked as a make-up artist for 26 years in Film and TV. Due to a rare genetic eye disorder, Retinitis Pigmentosa, I am now registered legally blind. Now living in North Yorkshire, I have transferred my artistry from face to canvas. My Abstract impressionistic style derives from my lack of vision and I rely on instinctive strokes to convey the powerful imagery. My work depicts evocative land and seascapes, I have always felt a strong connection with nature,and am inspired by the energy, power and beauty of water.
Since launching my art career June 2016, I have had both group and solo exhibitions with my work and my story receiving both local and national media attention. I still has a few pieces on display to the public as well as building a strong collector base across the UK and USA.
November 2018 - March 2019 group exhibition at The Doubtfire Gallery, New Town, Edinburgh
September 2018: group exhibition Great North Art Show, Rippon Cathedral, Rippon, North Yorkshire.
August 2018: group exhibition ‘Nidd Gorgeous’ at Art in the Mill, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.
March - December 2018: group exhibition ‘Our eARTh’ at Kunsthuis Gallery, Crayke, North Yorkshire.
October - November 2017: solo exhibition ‘Feel Not Think’ at Art in the Mill, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.
July- August 2017: group exhibition ‘Feva Festival’ at Art in the Mill, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.
June 2017 - Present Day: group exhibition at Bean and Bud, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.
September 2017: group exhibition ‘The York Art Trail’ at The Blossom Street Gallery, York.
June - August 2017: group exhibition ‘100 Artists from 11 Countries’ at Kunsthuis Gallery, Crayke, North Yorkshire.
February - April 2017: group exhibition ‘In with the New’ at Silson Contemporary, Harrogate
October - December 2016: group exhibition ‘New Beginnings’ at Silson Contemporary, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.
October - November 2016: solo exhibition ‘Out of the Dark’ at Art in the Mill, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.
September 2016: group exhibition at Harrogate Flower Show, VIP Area, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.