August 26, 2016
Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist
Holly Friesen (Born 1959)
Holly Friesen - Evening Glow
Holly Friesen - River Morning
Holly Friesen - Through the Trees
Holly Friesen - Wind, Sun, Clouds
Holly Friesen - Glacial Erratic
Holly Friesen - Forest Light
Holly Friesen - Sky Music
Holly Friesen - Field Impression 1
Holly Friesen - Field Impression 2
Holly Friesen - One Summer Day
Holly Friesen - Road Tripping towards the Light
Holly Friesen - Last Light
- Image of the Day -
Feature Artist Bio
By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the first of two 12-piece exhibitions of works by contemporary Canadian landscape painter Holly Friesen (born 1959 in Saskatchewan, Canada).
Holly studied Visual Arts at John Abbott College in Montreal and painting at York University in Toronto. Through many years of travel she discovered the portability of watercolours and honed her skills by painting on location.
Settling in Mont-Tremblant, QC, Holly opened Artbeat Studio where she painted and taught for 20 years. While living and working in the Laurentians she painted from close observation of nature. She rediscovered the luscious physicality of oils and the textural versatility of acrylics. The scale of her paintings continually grew to accommodate the large movement she felt within herself and the earth around her. Her newest pieces are largely informed by internal metaphors and dream images she encounters when painting from inside the landscape.
Holly's contemporary landscape paintings are found in private and corporate collections around the world.
-2016 Radiant Absence / Galerie Espace / Montreal, QC
-2015 Trip the Light / Galerie le Vieux Forge / Stanstead, QC
-2015 Presence / Galerie Espace / Montreal, QC
-2014 Art on the Water/Pop Up Gallery/Upper Saranac Lake, NY
-2013 Galerie 806, Mont-Tremblant, QC
-2013 Galerie Alfonse Desjardins, Mont-Tremblant, QC
-2013 View Art Gallery, Old Forge, NY /The Wilderness Within
-2012 Parallax Art Fair, 83 Mercer, SoHo, NYC USA
-2102 Numinous Notes, Galerie du Ville, DDO, QC
-2012 The Great Big Smalls, Cube Gallery, Ottawa, Ont.
ARTIST'S OFFICIAL BIO
OFFICIAL WEBSITE http://theroaringinside.blogspot.com/
“After 30 years of painting from close observation of the forests, rocks and rivers, I feel I am no longer observing the natural world around me but rather, in a reversal of roles, the natural world seems to be observing me.
For me, painting is like deep prayer awakening a reverence for the earth’s inner landscape; the image is in you and you are in the image. Painting is my breath, beauty my compass, and the earth my body."