Holly Ann is a Washington based painter, potter, and
sculptor with an academic background in ceramics and sculpture. She has always been fascinated in tactile art pieces, works that appeal to the sense of
physical touch. She translates this love for surface relief through palette
knife impasto paintings and pottery that has heavy relief patters to satisfy
your senses. Inspired by nature, color, and tangibility, she utilizes texture
to capture a playful sense of movement and lightheartedness.
Art has always been my way of connecting with
others. A way of expressing myself and showing others how I see the world. I
have always had sensory sensitivities, particularly to texture. When it comes
to eating, I always care more about how something feels than how it tastes, the
same goes for my taste in art. I have always enjoyed tactile art, things that invoke the sense of physical feeling, even if the viewer is not actually allowed to touch it. I find that impasto paintings display a sense of motion and allows
the viewer to visualize the artist’s movement throughout its creation. In my
own paintings, I utilize a heavy sense of texture to really connect with those
who are also sensitive in a playful manner.