Featured Artist: Holly Ready!

Prouts Surf by Holly Ready
Prouts Surf by Holly Ready

Holly Ready, a Maine artist who captures the views so well! Look at the color of that water, spectacular! The wispy clouds, the breaking surf, and high crashing waves. Very nice!

Ferry Beach Sunset by Holly Ready
Ferry Beach Sunset by Holly Ready

I have seen some of the most spectacular sunsets while in Maine, and Holly captures that so well…

Read a bit about Holly, from her website, and take this opportunity to check out the rest of her work:

From early childhood, I was influenced by the artists in my family. To this day, when I walk into a studio and smell the aroma of turpentine and a freshly painted surface, I feel that I have returned “home.” 

Living on the Maine seacoast, with its abstract shapes and constantly changing light and reflections, provides a continuous source of inspiration. The surfaces of water, land, and sky are incredibly diverse, and the diffusion and intensity of light in each are unique. Hour by hour, day by day, season by season, the light constantly changes. 

Light and color are my avenues for involving the viewer and instilling a lasting impression. I want color to convey the inner experience, to transcend the viewer. My palette holds the colors that I’m seeing, the colors that I’m feeling, and the relationship between them. 

My work reflects the emotions felt while painting each piece. The layering and building of paint enable me to get beneath the surface and create the depth and luminosity that I crave in paintings. From the very first time I apply a stroke of paint to a blank surface, the interaction between the painting and my paintbrush becomes a dance of intuitive experiences. 

Although my work is strongly influenced by changing light, I’m constantly exploring different formats and compositions to further enhance the moment felt. I hope that I never feel too comfortable with the medium or the process. I strive to be constantly challenged and growing with my art. 

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust

 All images via HollyReady.com, used with permission…

Catch you back here tomorrow!

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