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Meet The Artist | HOLLY NEWVINE (she/her)

Updated: Apr 8, 2023



BIO

Holly Newvine is an Iowa-based artist who specializes in acrylic painting and is very active in her creative practice. Holly begins with sketching her images out first, using graphite, and then moves to painting, using acrylics. Currently, Holly is incorporating mixed media collage into her paintings.


Holly, what inspires you to create?

"Animals and what is around me."


When did you first start painting?

"I started painting when I was a little girl." Her most recent works will be on exhibit May 1st at The Polk County Heritage Gallery, in the FREEDOM OF EXPRESSON PROJECT exhibition.


What are your future dreams?

"I want to be a movie star in the future."


What does FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION mean to you?

"Art is freedom. Art is relaxing."



ALT TEXT | This color photo shows artist Holly Newvine's right hand painting. She is sitting at a table, to her right is an open bird book, a painters palette, paints, a water cup and pencil. Infront of her is a white paper mache face mask, with paper towel under it. She is painting colorful birds on the face of the mask.


ALT TEXT | This color photo show a white paper mache face mask, painted with three birds on the face of the mask. The mask sits on top of an open bird book. The pages display the birds painted on the mask. One yellow and white bird. One blue and green bird. One white and brown bird. Each is perched on a small, brown branch.



ALT TEXT | This color photo show a white paper mache face mask, painted with three colorful birds on the face of the mask. The mask sits upright, on top of an L-shaped podium, with a mirrored background. This mirror reflects the inside of the mask and the viewer themselves, when they look into the mask.

Artist: Holly Newvine

Title: Birdie, 2023

Medium: Acrylic, paper mache, wood, glass


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