View on Art
I believe in the Figurative and the Abstract.
I believe in Extreme Perspective and Field of View.
I believe in Local and Invented Color.
I believe in Observation and Imagination.
I believe in Painterly Stroke and Large Format.
I believe in Creativity and Rigor.
I believe in Art and Process.
View on Discourse
No artist is a single pillar; it is only through critique, discourse, and engagement amongst peers and in their community that their work gains importance and relevance. My art is created through my personal process and emotional response to the world around me. I am interested in hearing your thoughts on my artwork. If you see me around, sketching, painting, or relaxing, please share your thoughts, it means a lot.
I have always been drawn to visual learning and communication. From a very young age I drew everything I could imagine. I grew up in and around Woodland, graduating from Woodland High School in 1995. I entered the profession of Architecture as an apprentice at a fairly young age. I have been fortunate to be mentored along the way by very creative and artistic individuals. I take great joy in being engaged in my community, attending events, serving on committees, and representing my profession on the Planning Commission.
There is a common saying in architecture: “Life Happens”, as I continued to work toward my Architecture license, I met and married my soul mate, bought a house, and adopted two dogs.
My life was changed forever on June 23rd, 2015. That was the day Mikelynn and I welcomed our daughter in to this world, I have learned to appreciate and relish tasks that I previously considered mundane; eating dinner together, taking a walk downtown, and especially bath time.
Please explore my website and review my work. Let me know if there are any pieces you are interested in or if you would like to visit one of my shows.
Chris Holt, AIA