Every now and then, you meet an artist with a story so empowering, it almost seems unreal. This is how we felt when we stumbled upon the art of Holly Anderson.
Holly suffers from a disease called Fibromyalgia and,
instead of letting her illness keep her from doing what she loves,
she has used it to lead her into a life of health and healing
through her mind, body, spirit, and her art.
Her technique is so fresh and organic, but, at the same time, so accessible
that we think people of all walks of life will love her aesthetic-especially the bright, beautiful colors and flowing motion captured in each piece.
Trust us, you will NOT want to miss this show!
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 Fibromyalgia, that she started creating art on a full-time basis. Her work is exhibited via solo exhibition monthly ( Arizona ) and in several established galleries on-line 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.
My art 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, go here: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 promotes healing or inspiration. There is a story behind each piece.
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