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Holly Friesen
Worked at Holly Friesen Studio
Attended York University
Lived in Montreal
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    Full Time Painter
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Montreal - Toronto - Kimberley, British Columbia - Calgary - Edmonton - Saskatoon - France - Detroit
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Painting from Inside the Landscape ~ Montreal, QC, Canada
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www.hollyfriesen.com
A painter woman learning to live with herself and others on this planet spinning through space. After 30 years of painting from observation of the forests, rocks and rivers, I feel I am no longer observing the natural world around me but rather, in a reversal of roles, the natural world seems to be observing me. Painting is a direct response to this living, breathing earth. I am humbled and awed by this process. Fire is my heartbeat, Beauty is my compass, and the Earth is my Body.

Almost all of my paintings can be purchased as prints and/or posters here: Holly Friesen Store

For more information about my work or to purchase an original painting: hollyfriesen@gmail.com
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  • York University
    Visual Arts
  • John Abbott College
    Fine Arts
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Would appreciate your vote on my painting "Persephone's Awakening"
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A fascinating post about these oddly compelling paintings. Often there is beauty in the most unusual places and you John, have found such a place.
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   There are certain geographical places on this spinning globe that resonate more strongly with each individual being than others. The Ausable River is one of those places for me. The twisted roots embracing the rocks, the...
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 Another journey across the border and down south into NY state brought me to the idyllic little town of Old Forge, NY. where I was hosted by a particularly kind couple that live in the area. Their beautiful home was nestled ...
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New Painting
A new painting that I have been returning to day after day as a sanctuary of peace. A hectic, active outward life is balanced by this eternal inner forest.
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Peter Doig has long been a favorite painter of mine so when I heard his paintings were coming to The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts I was thrilled. His unapologetic painterly approach to painting and beauty in an art world infa...
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Fascinating series of paintings by artist, John F. Marok:
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New Blog post on "The Roaring Inside"
Lac Ouimet in the Morning   In spite of very erratic weather with rain and sun exchanging places constantly throughout the week-end, the Domaine St Bernard managed to charm all who attended the annual Art Symposium.  T...
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Please register and rate my three paintings in this painting competition! It would make me extremely happy if you left a comment as well! Thanks for your support!
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Holly Friesen's Submission to The Body Electric | Saatchi Art
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Welcome to Showdown, an online competition that gives artists from all over the world a chance to showcase their work and have it be judged

The Ways of Water
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An impromptu exhibition of some larger landscape pieces is now showing at the E.K. Voland Art Gallery in my St Henri studio building. One Wi

Earth Garden
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A new painting that I have been returning to day after day as a sanctuary of peace. A hectic, active outward life is balanced by this eterna

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Peter Doig Exhibition in Montreal
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Peter Doig has long been a favorite painter of mine so when I heard his paintings were coming to The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts I was thri

landfill/landscapes
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One day, about 5 years ago, I was painting outside, painting a view that I love--a field, some trees, a hill, some clouds. I was happily obs

Carolina Echeverria- Native Immigrant
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Native Immigrant is a collection of 30 paintings and three installations that will develop throughout three weeks.

This is the Right Place
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There are certain geographical places on this spinning globe that resonate more strongly with each individual being than others. The Ausable

Three New Waterfalls
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Tumbling into Ecstasy / 60" x 40" / oil on canvas I'm not sure what it is about falling water and rocks but I can't seem to get enough of th

How to Become an Artist
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“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.” ~Auguste Rodin I was inadvertently asked the question, "how do you b

Clouds, Rivers, Rain and Paint
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Lac Ouimet in the Morning In spite of very erratic weather with rain and sun exchanging places constantly throughout the week-end, the Domai

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Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief of the online newspaper 'The Huffington Post', didn’t get where she is by taking it easy. So why is she

Erratic Behavior
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A glacial erratic is a piece of rock that differs from the size and type of rock native to the area in which it rests. In the Adirondacks th

Lord Have Mercy
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LORD HAVE MERCY Japanese-method woodblock (moku hanga) and rubber stamp Image size: 10.25" x 17" (26 x 43 cm) Paper size: 12.5" x 19" (63.5

Holly Friesen, Numinous Notes, 60x48, acrylic on panel board, Laurentian...
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Holly Friesen, Numinous Notes, 60x48, acrylic on panel board, Laurentians, Lac Tremblant, QC - Holly Friesen, Numinous Notes, 60x48, acrylic

Shell Rummel
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Most of my time these days has been spent designing collections which will launch at Fall Market in the New York City showrooms, but still,