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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

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Jim Holland


Jim Holland is an artist working in oils and watercolors. Jim was born in 1955 in Schenectady NY. He attended Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie NY where he received a degree in graphic design. While in college he began painting with acrylics and received some valuable instruction in watercolors.
Jim worked in graphic design for 15 years while using his spare time developing his artwork. He started refining the elements that would become his style, marked by stripped-down realistic depiction and a sense of solitude often found in the work of Edward Hopper—an artist for whom Jim has had lifelong admiration. The enduring themes in Holland’s paintings are the light and space near the ocean.
Jim works in his studio in Orleans MA and lives in Brewster MA with filmmaker Allison Argo. His work has been exhibited throughout the Northeast in various one-person and group shows, and is included in numerous private and institutional collections in the United States and Europe. Jim and is represented by Left Bank Gallery in Wellfleet MA, Powers Gallery in Acton MA and Quidley & Company in Nantucket and Boston MA.


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