Holly R. Henson (b. 1971) is a fine artist currently living in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and two young daughters. First a student of Mathematics and Philosophy at Samford University, she later continued her studies in Painting and Drawing at Georgia State University and the Atlanta College of Art. Holly has studied with contemporary portrait/figurative masters such as Steven Assael, Casey Baugh, and Seth Haverkamp. Additionally she has studied still life painting with master painter, Dennis Perrin. Her paintings are collected nationwide and internationally in London and Brussels. Her work has been featured in various group and solo exhibits, including exhibits by the Portrait Society of Atlanta and Oil Painter's of America. Most recently she exhibited with the Audubon Artists at the historic Salmagundi Club in New York City.
I have been creating oil paintings for over 20 years, exploring a wide variety of subject matter during that time. No other medium resonates with me the way oil paint does, with it's sculptural mark-making qualities, glazing capabilities, and rich history spanning from the Italian Renaissance to the present day. My hope is to carry forward a long tradition of realism in our contemporary time, creating paintings with a commitment to skill, creativity, beauty, and empathy. I believe that real beauty is never trivial and that great art has the ability to give us hope and comfort in difficult times, to remind us that we are not alone, and even to heal our wounds.