Artist, wood carver, student of life in Bellevue, Washington
Born: Philadelphia PA, Education: The George School 1956, Temple University's Tyler School of Fine Arts 1959. Currently living on the High Desert of NE New Mexico.
Work: Advertising Manager for JC Penny Co. 1960's Teaching and designing Art curriculum for Valley Forge Christian Academy 1967 until 1973.
Moved to Puget Sound area, WA , where I created hollandART Studio in Issaquah --a venue for classes taught by others and myself, and hosted regular workshops with live models.
Showed paintings at various local venues including Seattle Design Center, Bellevue Square, AppleBlossom Festival in Wenatchee, Issaquah Salmon Days Event, Bellevue Art Fair, and local galleries.
Won a Juried booth at the main Bellevue's Pacific Northwest Arts and Crafts Fair with awards in oil painting and pastel drawing, as well as statewide festivals and fairs showing two dimensional works and three dimensional works.
Took commissions for animal portraits in the Seattle area, and sales of pastels, paintings, carvings and prints in collections in local and national shows.
New York/New Jersey: Produced and curated under the auspices of Visual Arts League, Piscataway, NJ, 3 Americas! international exhibit in 2001 which traveled from UMDNJ, Piscataway NJ, to Lincoln Center, NY, NY, and then moved on to various city venues and libraries for several years thereafter.
www.sghollandartstudio.com is one long-time website.
The Spinoffery is what I called my experimental site. While I do not reproduce my work in any printed format, I do play with digital images of my work in progress. I call this activity "making spin-offs", and the results are, by nature, only pixels on a screen until they are printed in fine quality note card format. I have had note cards made of my digital experiments.
2015 project: Four large paintings on wood panels for McMenamin's new Bothell Restaurant : See http://www.sghollandartstudio.com/activity-in-the-studio.html
co-founder of www.artgroupcritique.org in Warrington, UK.
Currently building an exhibit to be displayed in Las Vegas, NM once the COVID-19 concerns are under control.
I write regularly on www.Medium.com on art, life, beauty, and wonderings.