LUISA HOLDEN

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Luisa is a York based contemporary painter who works spontaneously in a semi abstract/abstract style. Her work often features the North Yorkshire Moors and the Yorkshire, Northumberland and Cornish coastlines as well as expressive and ‘edgy’ still life.

 

Working primarily in acrylics & mixed media (sometimes employing collage & gold leaf), she favours a muted, unifying colour palette and enjoys the interplay of neutral tones with bright colour. Luisa loves to capture light and atmosphere, preferring to get the ‘sense’ of a picture rather than relating too much detail. Texture, sgrafitto (scratching through the wet, buttery paint) and big gestural marks are characteristic of her work, contrasting thick palette knife marks and brushstrokes with thin transparent glazes.

 

Exhibitions include Mall Galleries, Ferens Gallery, Hull, Great North Art Show, Ripon Cathedral, Beningbrough Hall (National Trust), Huddersfield Art Gallery, Helmsley Arts Centre, Dean Clough, Halifax and Highgate Contemporary Art Galllery, London.

 

She was elected a member of Leeds Fine Artists in 2018 and has collections of her work in the US, Sweden, Germany, Eire and Australia.

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