Fresh with the promise of Spring are the paintings of SALLY HOLMAN ~ delicate mixed media still life studies of the first blooms of the year; evening scenes of the brooding moors of West Penwith; light-filled collage sketches of Tuscany landscapes and vibrant oils of sun-filled interiors………..
SH6 -Still Life with Winter Magnolia - oil on canvas - 50 x 50cm - £800
After an idyllic childhood in St Ives – spent mainly outdoors, Sally’s initial art training was at St Martin’s School of Art in 1968. However, greater understanding about ‘art’ and the skill of drawing was derived from 5 years working at the Richard Demarco Gallery in Edinburgh where international exhibitions of contemporary artists were held during the Festival. Her curatorial skills led her to stage exhibitions abroad and finally to work at MOMA in Oxford. A return to St Ives with her children in 2002 led her back to her own painting. Following a 2-year course at the School of Painting, Sally has subsequently devoted much of her time to a deeper involvement with the landscape – attracted by ‘the poetry of place – the light, the colour, the mood..’ and equally to flowers and interiors.