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 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.
Selected Exhibitions and Events
Contestant on Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year (broadcast October)
The Discerning Eye (Mall Galleries, London)
The Russell Gallery (London) – Mixed Summer Exhibition also 2014, 2015
Llewellyn Alexander (London) – ‘Not the Royal Academy’ also 2007-2015
Winter Pride Art Awards Exhibition (Islington Arts Factory, London)
Royal West of England Academy (Bristol) – Autumn Exhibition also 2005, 2007-2014
National Open Art Competition (Royal College of Art, London)
Art in Action (Waterperry, Oxfordshire) – Painting representative in Newcomers’ section
Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Exhibition (Mall Galleries, London)
Artists & Illustrators Magazine ‘Artists of the Year’ Exhibition (Mall Galleries, London)
Winter Pride Art Awards Exhibition (Lacey Contemporary Gallery, London)
National Open Art Competition (Somerset House, London)
Royal Society of British Artists (Mall Galleries, London) – Annual Open Exhibition also 2006, 2013
New English Art Club (Mall Galleries, London) – Annual Open Exhibition also 2007
Royal West of England Academy (Bristol) – ‘Reigning Cats and Dogs’
Cork Street Open Exhibition (27-28 Cork Street, London) also 2011
Llewellyn Alexander (London) – ‘The London Show 2012’
Royal West of England Academy (Bristol) – Open Painting Exhibition also 2005
Royal Academy (London) – Summer Exhibition also 2007