Karlyn Holloway grew up in North Little Rock, Arkansas, and currently lives in Austin, Arkansas. She started drawing at a very young age, often having a sketchbook with her and drawing portraits of friends. She graduated from ASU-Beebe with an associate's degree in art, then furthered her education at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.
Holloway is trained in multiple art mediums, including pencil, watercolor, and oil. She creates distinctive floral paintings, but has also completed many portrait commissions. Holloway has won numerous awards and has been in many national and regional juried shows, including Watercolor USA, Mid-Southern Watercolor, and Bosque Conservatory in Clifton, Texas.
Holloway belongs to the Mid-Southern Watercolorists organization, Arkansas League of Artists, and Conway League of Artists. Her work is in collections nationally and internationally. She currently is represented by Casa La Pace gallery in Ghivizzano, Italy, and by the Arkansas Studies Institute Retail Gallery in Little Rock.
It is hard to convey to someone the innate need to create. I just know for me it's as important as breathing. I started out young with simple drawings and still love to draw. Though I have been working predominantly in oils and watercolors for the last few years, drawing is still the foundation of my work.
The next consideration for myself is, can I bring something new to the table? My style is based on a realistic tradition, but I try to blend it with a contemporary, elegant design. I use strong values as a symbol of hope, bringing light and subtle color to a sometimes-dark world. Shadow patterns represent the patterns of our life always changing. I feel the subtle color changes in nature are given as a gift for our soul.
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