Untitled | Carolyn Holman

I grew up always loving the world of ideas and transformation. It is magical to literally create worlds to visit and wonder about. After studying a more commercial application of art in school, I find myself returning towards a more fluid self expressed style. Mediums are interchangeable as long as layering color and texture are in the mix. These last few years, encaustic painting feels right. It creates a wonderful depth of all the above.

As individual space is valued, the landscapes could represent the world of opportunity that exists in all of us. Or I could share that I choose to paint because it is just cool to see something created out of nowhere. Flowers express the immediacy and tender moments of the present that we all hold. They are windows to see through, precious and unique.

Bringing my focus back to the dance of creating, I discover an energizing exchange that is alive and unpredictable. Creativity gives me a place to explore and surprise myself. I feel the time is now to come into one’s own individuality and create a feeling of expanse and unspoiled perspectives. No matter what our medium, profession or means of expression, it is timely and relevant with no need to hesitate to give ourselves and our hearts permission to do so.

Learn more about the artist at her website

by Carolyn Holman
VillaDuCarl Art Collection | Portland, Oregon
Mixed Media Archival Print on Wood Block Encaustic
3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″

Purchased at Last Thursday Art Walk on Alberta | Portland, Oregon
Contact the artist at her website   



  1. Kathy Campbell

    Could you please tell me if Carolyn Holman is still active? I am a great admirer of her work and a beginning encaustic artist.

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