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Holly Brown is a Frome artist. She is a professional children's picture book illustrator and has published over thirty books worldwide. She graduated from Bristol UWE Illustration BA with first class honours and has since worked full-time as an illustrator. After the birth of her first child, Ossian, she bought her first easel, a set of Michael Harding oils and started plein air oil painting. She now paints from her garden studio using oils and natural pigments, focussing her artwork on nature's findings and still life, alongside illustrating books.
In July 2020 Holly travelled with her family to Italy for a month. It was there at her husband's family home in Tuscany that she painted her first collection of contemporary still life artworks. She was inspired by the abundant produce available at Viottolone. Her father in law, artist Vincenzo Torcello, allowed her free reign in his studio and it was here she experienced the liberation of painting with beautiful natural pigments in a freeing and experimental way. Colour, shape and form became the base note of how she approached every artwork.