Holly Brodie is a self-taught landscape painter brought up in rural Somerset and now based in suburban West London. She studied English Language and Literature at Oxford University (1998-2001) where she was encouraged to explore connections between literature and art, which continue to influence her practice.

Working mainly from imagination and with little preparatory material, Holly starts with an idea and embellishes the central plot of a painting as it progresses. Overcoming the inevitable challenges this involves in terms of composition is a valuable part of the development process.

Holly’s work has been exhibited at the Mall Galleries, the Royal Academy, Somerset House and the Royal West of England Academy. She won The Winsor & Newton Painting Award at the Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition 2014 and was invited to demonstrate at Art in Action in 2015.

Exhibitions and Events

2017
Royal West of England Academy (Bristol) – Academician Candidate Exhibition
The John Ruskin Prize Shortlist Exhibition (Millennium Gallery, Sheffield)
Beside The Wave (London, NW1) – Open Summer Show
The Russell Gallery (London, SW15) – Mixed Summer Exhibition
Llewellyn Alexander (London, SE1) – ‘Not the Royal Academy’
The London Arts Board (London, SE5) – A Retrospective

2016
The Discerning Eye (Mall Galleries, London) – Chris Orr selection
Contestant on Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year (Heat 3, broadcast October)
Royal West of England Academy (Bristol) – Academician Candidate Exhibition
The Russell Gallery (London, SW15) – Mixed Summer Exhibition
Llewellyn Alexander (London, SE1) – ‘Not the Royal Academy’
Royal West of England Academy (Bristol) – Artist Network Exhibition
Hay Hill Gallery (London, W1) – Group Show
Winter Pride Art Awards Exhibition (Islington Arts Factory, London)

2015
Royal West of England Academy (Bristol) – Annual Open Exhibition
Llewellyn Alexander (London, SE1) – ‘A Feast of Food in Art’
National Open Art Competition (Royal College of Art, London)
The Russell Gallery (London, SW15) – Mixed Summer Exhibition
Art in Action (Waterperry, Oxfordshire) – Painting representative in Newcomers’ section
The London Arts Board (London, SE5)
Llewellyn Alexander (London, SE1) – ‘Not the Royal Academy’
Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Exhibition (Mall Galleries, London)
Artists & Illustrators Magazine ‘Artists of the Year’ Exhibition (Mall Galleries, London)

2014
Winter Pride Art Awards Exhibition (Lacey Contemporary Gallery, London, W11)
Llewellyn Alexander (London, SE1) – ‘A Pageant of Paintings in Oil’
Royal West of England Academy (Bristol) – Annual Open Exhibition
National Open Art Competition (Somerset House, London, and Minerva Theatre, Chichester)
Hillingdon Open Studios (London, HA4)
Highgate Contemporary Art (London, N6) – ‘Summer Farrago’
The Russell Gallery (London, SW15) – Mixed Summer Exhibition
Llewellyn Alexander (London, SE1) – ‘Not the Royal Academy’
GuardianWitness Awards (London, WC1)
Royal Society of British Artists (Mall Galleries, London) – Annual Exhibition

2013
New English Art Club (Mall Galleries, London) – Annual Exhibition
Hillingdon Open Studios (London, HA4)
Royal West of England Academy (Bristol) – Annual Open Exhibition
Llewellyn Alexander (London, SE1) – ‘Not the Royal Academy’
Royal Society of British Artists (Mall Galleries, London) – Annual Exhibition
Royal West of England Academy (Bristol) – ‘Reigning Cats and Dogs’

2012
Llewellyn Alexander (London, SE1) – ‘A Pageant of Paintings in Oil’
Royal West of England Academy (Bristol) – Autumn Exhibition
Cork Street Open Exhibition (27-28 Cork Street, London)
Llewellyn Alexander (London, SE1) – ‘Not the Royal Academy’
Llewellyn Alexander (London, SE1) – ‘The London Show 2012’

2011
Royal West of England Academy (Bristol) – Autumn Exhibition
Cork Street Open Exhibition (27-28 Cork Street, London, W1)
Llewellyn Alexander (London, SE1) – ‘Not the Royal Academy’

2010
Royal West of England Academy (Bristol) – Autumn Exhibition
Llewellyn Alexander (London, SE1) – ‘Not the Royal Academy’
Royal West of England Academy (Bristol) – Open Painting Exhibition

2009
Royal West of England Academy (Bristol) – Autumn Exhibition
Thompson’s Marylebone (London, W1) – Summer Show
Llewellyn Alexander (London, SE1) – ‘Not the Royal Academy’
The Affordable Art Fair (Battersea, London) – Bowlish Contemporary Gallery

2008
Royal West of England Academy (Bristol) – Autumn Exhibition
Thompson’s Marylebone (London, W1) – Summer Show
Llewellyn Alexander (London, SE1) – ‘Not the Royal Academy’
Royal Academy (London) – Summer Exhibition

2007
Royal West of England Academy (Bristol) – Autumn Exhibition
New English Art Club (Mall Galleries, London) – Annual Exhibition
Llewellyn Alexander (London, SE1) – ‘Not the Royal Academy’
Royal Academy (London) – Summer Exhibition
Society of Women Artists (Mall Galleries, London) – Annual Exhibition

2006
Bath Society of Artists (Victoria Art Gallery, Bath) – Annual Exhibition
Pepperton Gallery (London, SE25) – Mixed Summer Exhibition
Society of Women Artists (Mall Galleries, London) – Annual Exhibition
Royal Society of British Artists (Mall Galleries, London) – Annual Exhibition

2005
Royal West of England Academy (Bristol) – Autumn Exhibition
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA Gallery, Birmingham) – Open All Media Exhibition
Society of Women Artists (Mall Galleries, London) – Annual Exhibition
Royal West of England Academy (Bristol) – Open Painting Exhibition