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Portraits in Oil



On each day of this three day workshop, we will focus on a different phase of the portrait painting process, while working from a photo reference. The goal of the workshop is to equip artists with a guide for honing foundational skills and a repeatable process, so they can return to their studios to create luminous lifelike portraits. This workshop is suitable for newer artists who are intimidated by the idea of approaching a portrait project. Additionally this workshop is suitable for more seasoned artists who feel they are reinventing the wheel each time they begin a new portrait or would generally like to strengthen their approach. By learning and practicing a repeatable process, the goal ultimately is to give more freedom of expression in creating believable portraits filled with poetry and spirit.

Oct 13-15, 2022

10am-4:30 pm



Holly R. Henson (b. 1971) is a fine artist currently living in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and two teenage daughters. First a student of Mathematics and Philosophy at Samford University, she later continued her studies in Painting and Drawing at Georgia State University and the Atlanta College of Art. Holly has studied with a number of contemporary portrait/figurative masters, most notably Steven Assael, Seth Haverkamp, and Steve Forster. Additionally she has studied floral still life painting with master painter Katie Whipple. Her paintings are collected nationwide and internationally in London and Brussels. Holly's work has been featured in various group and solo exhibits, including exhibits with the Portrait Society of Atlanta and Oil Painters of America. Her portraits have won awards in various exhibitions. Holly is a Juried Member of the Portrait Society of Atlanta and manages a full-time schedule of portrait commissions from her studio in Atlanta.

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