Angela Holland

I am a Dorset artist, living minutes from the sea, close to the ancient and beautiful Hegistbury Head.

As a painter, I am self-taught, although I have a background or ceramics and design which I studied at Brighton Art College. I have worked as a decorative designer for Josiah Wedgwood and as an illustrator for a travel magazine and various books.

Today my media of choice are oils and acrylics, having begun with watercolour. I have attended many short courses and workshops locally and in Norfolk. I also owe much to Richard Price whose group sessions helped me enormously.

Living so close to the sea, I am never short of inspiration – the ever changing light, atmosphere, weather conditions and constantly shifting skies keep me supplied with ideas. I also love to paint large, sweeping landscapes where the sky is often the main attraction. If I had to choose only one subject for the rest of my life, it would be the sky!

I build up the paint in many layers to achieve the desired effect. Texture is created by using knives, rags and often just my fingers pushing the paint around. Sandpaper and scratching often uncover interesting effects and underpainting. I particularly enjoy working on large “statement” pieces.

My work has sold in many local galleries over the years:
The Hayloft
Gallery 41
Gallery on the Square
Gallery on the Wey
The Saltmarsh Gallery
Courtenays Fine Art
RC Arts
Also via an art dealer in Yorkshire supplying multiple galleries