Ever since Holly Rhame arrived on the 31st January for a 4 week Artist Residency at Studio Faire, the studios have been bursting with colour and life!

Holly is a painter usually based in Manhattan, New York. She decided to visit Studio Faire to

‘expand my painting vocabulary, using colour and the figure to explore paint and its many textures’.

She brought a big roll of canvas with her and has cut it into irregular squares indicating that many of the images she created during her stay here will be used as sketches for much larger work. However, she now feels that many of these sketches hold something in their own right and it’s her intention to let them function as stand alone pieces.

‘I feel that these new paintings enrich the conversation between the more controlled marks in my drawing and the freedom hand painting has allowed.’

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