Wallpaper Wednesdays 14 | Holly Young
We're featuring another artist this week - this time from Ontario, Canada! Holly's work is pulsing with energy and is very unique. The colors she uses are very vibrant and alive, but with a lot of pastel hues. I really enjoy how her brushstrokes contain different shapes and patterns that are really intriguing to look at. Each piece is so unique from the next, which makes me look forward to seeing what she comes up with next. Her work is far from predictable!
Ena really knows how to spot talent, and I am so glad that she introduced me to Holly's work. Every artist that I meet really inspires me to pick up my paint brush and experiment. Holly has dedicated herself to her passion after a career in interior decorating, and will soon have her works available for purchase on Burrow Home. I hope you get to check out her many other beautiful works. A few of her pieces are available at the end of this post as free wallpapers. We will also have a giveaway with Holly on Instagram in a few weeks. Holly will be giving away some hand painted ornaments, so make sure to follow us so you don't miss out on that. Now, let's get to know Holly!
Q & A
1. DID YOU ALWAYS HAVE A PASSION FOR ART AND WHEN DID YOU START PURSUING IT?
I loved drawing as a child & excelled in art classes throughout high school. At University I experimented in my art classes & discovered an interest in watercolour. My work was abstract & full of colour. After graduating with my BFA I attended college where I studied Interior Design. I have always loved interior spaces & thrifting vintage items. I have painted as a hobby for years, doing commissions for friends & family. It wasn’t until a few months ago that I decided I needed to make my passion my career, & just go for it.
2. WHERE DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION?
The combination of colour, texture, & pattern. My lines & brushstrokes are a dynamic expression of my daily life. Graffiti, interiors, & architectural elements are images I look at when seeking inspiration.
3. WHAT MEDIUMS DO YOU USE?
Primarily acrylic, I will often add in latex or spray paint to layer my paintings & create texture. I am planning on a new series this year, that is photo based with epoxy resin. I’m excited to branch out into a new direction & see what it leads to.
4. IN THREE WORDS, HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE OF ART?
Colourful, Abstract, Spontaneous
5. DO YOU LISTEN TO MUSIC WHILE CREATING ART? IF SO, WHAT’S ON YOUR PLAYLIST?
I always have music on, & I definitely have a playlist that gets me moving consisting of Florence & The Machine, Awolnation, & Cold War Kids. If I’m in a mellow mood you’ll probably hear Neil Young, Dawes, The Shins or Temper Trap. The titles of my works are often lyrics, or songs themselves that were playing in the background while I was creating.
To be continued...
Read the rest of the Q & A HERE.
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A heartfelt thank you to Holly for collaborating with us!
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