Holly Edwards

Holly Edwards, Taking the Long Road Home, abstract painting

Taking the Long Road Home, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 16″ x 20″

About the artist:

Holly Edwards is an emerging abstract figurative artist. She has participated in numerous group juried shows, and had two solo shows in 2019 (Atelier Ludmila Peterborough and Art Gallery of Bancroft). She has participated in two artist residencies (Artscape Gibraltar Toronto, Luminous Bodies 2018 and Bareneed Newfoundland, Self-Directed Residency 2019).

Holly enjoys experimenting with various media (such as acrylic paint, oil sticks, oil paint, ink, watercolours, gouache, pastels and clay). During the pandemic she found herself exploring collage by repurposing paper studies from life-drawing combined with delicate Japanese papers. One of these collaged pieces became part of a group exhibition at Gallery 1313 in Toronto titled Covid-19 Portraits and Holly’s portrait was selected to be featured in the Toronto Star. During this time Holly was interviewed about her art practice and process by an online publication, Unseen Sketchbooks, in the UK.

Holly’s art can be found in private collections in Ontario, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Alberta, Florida and Spain.

abstract painting featuring blacks and blues near bottom and shades of white at top with pops of greens and yellows

Taking the Long Road Home, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 16″ x 20″

person of left looking at abstract painting on ledge

Exhibitions

It’s All About ARTISTS Preview Exhibition

Jane LowBeer, String Theory, 2015, monotype on paper, 22" x 28"

Selections: 35th Annual Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour

Peer Christensen, Park & Lansdowne St., Peterborough, oil on canvas, 2019