Andrew Holder’s work combines some of my favorite mediums: acrylic, airbrush, silkscreen and pen and ink. My father uses all of these in his work as well, so I’m sure I’m drawn to Andrew’s work in part because I’m a fan of such techniques. But I also am truly fascinated about what motivates Andrew’s earthy, yet cutting-edge, style that makes his work most unique. Thankfully, he shared some of his work along with a bit of insight into what moved him to make these pieces. And now I’m even more enamored with his work…
This was not one of those times.
This is an older one. If this was an actual place I would live there.
I like the idea of being able to hang a painting different ways.
I seem to do this a lot (see two bears revisited).
These Trophy Dear Heads (created from more different media than I care to list) are favorites of mine even though I made then a few years ago. I wish I had the time to create more pieces of this scale.
Andrew’s Site: http://andrewholder.net/index.php
I was interested in depicting a nest and other objects from nature. The original idea was to print these objects as one grouping, and then cut and collage the different elements into other work. But I ended up liking it as a whole, so I stuck with that. I tend to create images that I have grander plans for, which simply end up as a grouping or sequential composition.
This piece is based on a song of the same name by Alasdair Roberts, about a man who witnesses a woman turning into a goose. I like the strange, folktale-ish quality of the imagery. I came up with this piece to include in a charity exhibit where all the art is to be hung in record bags, and artwork must be based on a piece of music. I love to create artwork based on poetry and stories, and I plan to keep going in this narrative vein. I’d love to create an illustrated book soon, be it a children’s book, a fable, or a chapbook of poetry. I’m sure I will get to all three in due time.
I love working in black and white for its graphic simplicity. This poster was created for One Kind Word, a project that invites people to submit art and writing based on words of kindness. You can find out more about the project here: http://onekindwordproject.org
I love to write and illustrate little books. It’s actually been over a year since I did my last one, but life has been very busy lately! I don’t know when I’ll get time to make another, but I am constantly gathering material and ideas for new books.
I created a series of paintings of fruits and veggies for my favorite cafe in Richmond, VA – Harrison Street Coffee Shop. It was an interesting process to scout out beautiful veg and then have to draw it soon enough so that it didn’t get wilty or saggy! I love drawing food and vegetables.
Another piece I donated to an auction benefiting the Richmond Young Writers Program.
I enjoy working with monotype, which is a form of printmaking that produces one-of-a-kind prints. There are many different ways you can create texture and interesting compositions. I created a series of monotypes for an art show, and I really focused on color for this one.