Laurel Holmes

Laurel Holmes was born in Johannesburg in 1964. As an emerging artist, she left the corporate environment in 2012 to concentrate on art making and relocated from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 2016. Laurel’s painting training has been with Lowveld artist and educator Karin Daymond as well as Johannesburg based Ricky Burnett. Over the past few years, printmaking took on a new focus, through workshops at The Artists’ Press in 2013 and Sharon Sampson studio in 2014/5. In 2019, two internships were completed through Warren Editions in Cape Town.

Laurel works mainly in oils on canvas and more recently, wax encaustic and mixed media. As a landscape, still life and abstract painter/printmaker, Laurel’s inspiration is drawn from nature, influenced by her years spent in the Lowveld, as well as current proximity to the coast at Kommetjie.

"As a South African artist, my work is drawn from a strong attachment to this land, its sense of place and the life it supports. An interest in the indigenous flora of this country comes from generations of farming, plant propagation, and love for the beauty these natural forms offer. A deep love for nature and natural places, and acknowledgement of its role in spiritual restoration, strongly imapcts my work" LH 2019 

Represented by Gallery 2, Halifax Art, White River Gallery, Laurel is currently preparing for her first solo exhibition at State of the Art Gallery. Laurel has particpated in the RMB Turbine Art Fair for the past five consecutive years.

Laurel Holmes

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Say Africa

Say Africa

Laurel Holmes, Ingrid Uys, Andrew Hamlet, Sue Martin, Mariana Zwaan, Karin Daymond, Walter Voigt, Erica Schoeman, Eric Eatwell, James De Villiers, Lynette van Tonder, Rene Eloff, Gerrie van Tonder, Winston Thekiso, Wendy Sippel, Noeleen Kleve , Marina Louw, Michael Heyns, Anton Smit, Tony Fredriksson, Willem Pretorius, Anna Kirsten, Gwen Miller, Marieke Prinsloo-Rowe, Lebohang Sithole, Braam van Wijk, Sizwe Khoza, Linda Pretorius, Pat Sithole, Nelsa Guambe, Jonathan Kassel, Elise Buitendag, Bongi Bengu, Odette Saayman, Annelie Odendaal, Daryl Nero, Valinda Lombard, Maria Pienaar, Cobus van Bosch, Maria Marais, Coleen Williams, Henriette van Staden, Ewald Esselen, Pete Armstrong, Khulekani Msweli, Phindile Mamba, Thabo Lukhele, M.J. Hill, Jackie Noakes, Ianthe Hudson, Anya Heymans, Lucy Doran, Valinda Lombard, Thelmi, Siphiwe Fokazi, Belinde Fourie, Belinde Fourie, Ian Hertslet, Ian Hertslet, Mimi van der Merwe, Zakkie Eloff, Jennifer Snyman
White River Gallery
30 Nov 2019 - 19 Jan 2020

"I may be walking in the streets of a city called London, but the dust on my boots, and rhythm of my feet ...