Holly Anderson is a self-trained, abstract painter who currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona. While Holly has been creating art in various forms throughout her life it was not until February of 2009 after recovering from ten back surgeries due to her debilitating muscular skeletal disease, that she started creating art on a full-time basis.
Her work is exhibited via solo exhibition monthly ( Arizona ), In several established on-line galleries and featured in private and public collections worldwide. Holly is known as real, natural artist. She has an intuitive mind and eye when it comes to materials and color and form that borders on the spiritual. In each of her pieces you will find composition, abstraction, organic movement, emotion, fluency, texture and light. Most of her paintings and ideas are inspired by bikram yoga practice , Internal Arts ( natural healing ), human emotions, water, and theories of Carl Sagan.
When Holly is not painting she spends her free time volunteering for the Arizona Humane Society, serving as Artistic Director for AZ Culture, teaching abstract painting classes at Arizona Art Supply and is busy collaborating with photographers, architects and other artists around the valley on multiple community projects.
PERSONAL ARTIST STATEMENT
Hello and thank you for your interest in my art, as it is an extension of myself and is what led me to becoming the artist I am today. Painting is a type of nourishment ~ I've devoted countless hours to studying art and alternative healing. I also have been a lifelong student of international culture and language. My personal experiences and studies have shaped my exploration of indefinable human emotion. Working through my own personal pain and mobility challenges the last few years, I've discovered how healing art can be. To read the full story, cut and paste this link into your browser: http://downtowndevil.com/2011/09/21/13415/inclusive-communities/
Each piece is truly an escape as i love to experiment with texture, color and really get my hands dirty! I paint with non-traditional objects and my bare hands. I never know what the finished product is going to look like & i don't have expectations when i start a piece. As an artist, I feel the need to keep exploring, searching, and learning new techniques. You will notice my work takes on many different styles (or moods). Ambiguity is important to me, a lot of my work features multiple meanings, colors and/or symbolism that promote healing or inspiration. There is a story behind each piece.
To learn more, shoot me an email at: hollyandersonartphx [!at] gmail.com
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