Lisa Holley - Fine Artist / Botanical Illustrator
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Lisa Holley

Illustrating botanicals became a passion of mine after studying the works of 16th century artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo. Drawing plants, flowers and insects, involving the viewer in another dimension of thought, is a challenge during the creation. It is fascinating for me to observe the reactions people have to the finished work.

When I was asked if my studio was "full of dead bugs" I was curious as to why anyone would think that. I view my "collection" as specimens for continuing life, to study and paint them to live forever as drawings, not as "dead".

Extensive world travel has developed A myriad of ideas and new approaches toward botanical art which stimulate each piece I create. Exploring different techniques with old and new mediums is an adventure. When the expressive lines in nature are added it's an endless field of visual exploration.

The "You Are What You Eat" series involves extensive research and creative planning. When I view the finished work I smile remembering the particular experiences I have had in exploring and drawing each study. The finished piece has it's own evolution and a history in my mind's eye.

My objective as an artist, is to present botanical subjects in a fashion which encourages the viewer to observe the subject with new insights and to explore the drawing with new visual and mental awareness.

© Lisa Holley

Bird Seed Picnic
Original Watercolour Painting £2600

Limited edition archival print of 15
size 18" x 23"
£185 Available by order

© Lisa Holley

Company for Dinner
Original Watercolour Painting £2600

Limited edition archival print of 10
size 21" x 23"
£175 Available by order

© Lisa Holley

Catch
Original Watercolour Painting £2600

Limited edition archival print of 25
size 30" x 22"
£175 Available by order

© Lisa Holley

Dinner on the Fly
Original Painting SOLD

Limited edition archival print of 150
size 24" x 18"
£125 Available by order

© Lisa Holley

Dogs'wood Play
Original Watercolour Painting £2600

Limited edition archival print of 25
size 15" x 22"
£150 Available by order

© Lisa Holley

Elkological
Original Watercolour Painting £2600

Limited edition archival print of 35
size 18" x 24"
£160 Available by order

© Lisa Holley

Harebells
Original Painting SOLD

Limited edition giclee print of 15
size 16" x 14"
£85 Available by order

© Lisa Holley

Sheep Sorrel
Original Painting £960

Limited edition giclee print of 15
size 15" x 15"
£85 Available by order

© Lisa Holley

Wolf Pack of 4
Original Watercolour Painting £2600

Limited edition giclee print of 15
size 17" x 30"
£175 Available by order

© Lisa Holley

Desert Tortoise's Dessert
Original Graphite & Watercolour Painting £ TBC

Limited edition archival print of 10
size 14" x 22"
£ TBC

© Lisa Holley

Osprey packing a lunch
Limited edition print of 300
size 18" x 24"
Print £60

© Lisa Holley

Bald Eagle
Limited edition print of 200
Size 24"x 18"
Print £60

© Lisa Holley

Sun Valley Butterfly
Limited edition print of 50
Size 18"x 23"
Print £60

© Lisa Holley

Labradore re-Tree-ver
Limited edition print of 200
Size 18"x 25"
Print £60

© Lisa Holley

Cat's favourite toys
Limited edition print of 50
Size 19"x 20"
Print £60

© Lisa Holley

Great Horned Owl
Limited edition print of 300
Size 20"x 15"
Print £60

© Lisa Holley

Captive Gorilla
Original Watercolour Painting £2600

Limited edition giclee print of 10
size 20" x 24"
£150 Available by order

© Lisa Holley

Playing in the Wildflowers
Limited edition print of 200 off-set Lithograph
Size 19"x 17"
Print £60

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