Angela Holland



angela-hollandAngela was an art student (ceramic design) at Brighton Art College in the early 1970s. During that time she studied under Charles Bone, the renowned water colourist and mural painter. She was awarded a bursary by the Royal Society of Arts and this was used to travel around Italy researching the history/design of ceramic tiles.

On leaving college with a First Class Honours degree Angela was offered the position of decorative pattern designer by Josiah Wedgwood. Her love of ceramics and pattern still influences her still life paintings today. Other work has included illustrations for a high profile travel magazine, children’s books illustration (USA) and a variety of commissions.

Angela currently lives in Dorset and is happily returning to her main passion, which is painting.
Her early work was mostly executed in watercolour. However, having discovered oil paints a few years ago and learnt from classes taught by Richard Price – she says she will never use anything else!

As well as her beautiful, small still life paintings, Angela also enjoys working on larger, more expressive and looser landscapes and seascapes. Proximity to the ever changing moods of the sea and the seasonal changes of the forest, provide limitless inspiration. She aims to portray the shifting light and the atmosphere it creates.

Angela has exhibited in several Dorset galleries (Hayloft, Red House, Peacock, Gallery on the Wey, Flux, Christchurch Tourist Office). Last year she took part in Purbeck Art Weeks (exhibiting with Judy Tate) and won the cover competition for the Purbeck Arts Weeks brochure.