Holly van Hart
When did you start painting?
Holly: “I started painting as a young girl.”
Which media do you use in your artwork?
Holly: “Mixed media including acrylics, oils, charcoal.”
What inspires you to paint?
Holly: “I’m inspired by everything in nature, especially landscapes, forests, and fields of flowers. I like to paint abstract landscapes.”
Where did you learn how to paint?
Holly: “I took art classes at night and on weekends.”
Is art a hobby or career for you?
Have you had any exhibitions?
Holly: “Yes, I have listed them below:
2020 Vibrations of Time, Mirada Fine Art, Denver, CO
2019 Every Restless Night, Gallery South, Saratoga, CA
2018 Paradise Found, X-Power Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
Field of Dreams, Desta Gallery, San Anselmo, CA
2017 Alive with Possibilities, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
2015 Serenity, University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
2014 Possibilities Abound, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
Has your artwork been published anywhere?
Holly: “Yes, in the following:
Butler, Dana. “2019 Designer Showhouse” Denver Life Magazine October 2019, Cover
Art Revolution Taipei, Catalog: TICAA, p. 164-165, 2018
Van Hart, Holly. “How My Non-Political Art Has Become Political”, Manhattan Arts International May 2018
Jones, Andreas. “Forest Reverie” The Monthly March 2018, Cover
Sarwari, Khalida. “Holly Van Hart Exhibit; Beverly Hills, Taiwan next on local artist’s exhibit list” The Mercury News, December 2017, p.22
Grogran Luttrull, Elaine. “Strategic Planning” Professional Artist Magazine November 2017, p. 14-18
Have you won any awards for your artwork?
Holly: “Yes, here are the awards that I won.”
2020 Art Achievement Award, National League of American Pen Women
2017 Clark Hulings Fund Fellowship for Visual Artists
2017 Best of Houzz Award
2016 Best of Houzz Award
2013 Grand Prize, California Painting Competition, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California
Juror: Preston Metcalf, Chief Curator, Triton Museum of Art
Which artists inspire you?
Holly: “I like all artists who push the envelope in some exciting way. Some of my favorite artistic influences include JMW Turner’s late expressionistic landscapes, Georgia O’Keeffe’s magnified images of nature, Mark Rothko’s colour-fields, and Joan Mitchell’s huge abstract expressionist paintings. I’m also a huge fan of Walt Whitman, an American poet.”
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