Holly Edwards

A collage of several materials and mediums, creating an abstract portrait of an individual in a blue shirt wearing glasses

Unknown Portrait, 2021, mixed-media collage














About the artist:

Holly Edwards is a self-taught visual artist from Lakefield, Ontario, who explores painting, printmaking, book-arts and collage. She has completed two artist residencies: Luminous Bodies at Artscape Gibraltar Point and a self-directed artist residency at Bareneed Studios in Newfoundland.

Holly has been exploring mixed media collage since the pandemic. She repurposes paper pieces with mixed media such as paint, pastel, ink and Japanese papers. She often incorporates printmaking techniques such as suminagashi, mono-type and lino prints.

Her collages have been featured in print publications including the Paris Collage Collective 2020 annual selection, the Surrealist Dreams 2021 (Paris Collage Collective), and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. In 2020, one of Holly’s collage portraits was selected from a group show at Gallery 1313 in Toronto to be featured in the Toronto Star (Drawing a Community Together.) Her daily collage process was also explored in an interview with Unseen Sketchbooks in the UK in 2020.

Her work has been exhibited at the Art Gallery of Peterborough, Art Gallery of Bancroft, Station Gallery, Clarington Art Centre, Northumberland Gallery, John. B Aird Gallery, Gallery 1313, Propellor Art Gallery, and the Agnes Jamieson Gallery in a number of group and solo exhibitions.


It’s All About ART Online Auction Preview

Jenny Kastner, Haze, acrylic on canvas

Miguel Hernandez Autorino, Why I Left, 2022, oil on canvas KAST 2022 Selections Exhibition

Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour: Selections

Jul 9, 2022 to Oct 2, 2022

It’s All About ART Online Auction Preview

Bronson Smith - All about Art Online Auction 2021

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

Selections: 36th Annual Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour Exhibition

Left: Leanne Baird, Forest Light, 2020, acrylic on canvas; Right: Victoria Wallace, Silhouette Series: #10, 12, 20, 21, 2019, encaustic, ink and oil pastel

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

The gallery is OPEN Wednesday to Sunday from 11 am - 5 pm. Admission is always FREE!

Skip to content