Studio Visit: Ash Holmes

Ash Holmes is a Sydney-based artist who draws on colour psychology and her environment, Guringai Land, for an everevolving source of inspiration in her abstract paintings. Often working large-scale canvases with acrylic paint, her gestural mark-making draws on the simplicity of nature.

“In my studio I work in solitude, it gives me time to reflect and express myself in a flow like state. I enjoy making a mess and coming back to it each day to create, time stops when I’m in the studio and I’m able to expand on my practice with that space.”

Featured image above: Ash Holmes in her studio. Photo: Trish Chong. Courtesy: the artist

Featured image below: Ash Holmes, Nature Speaking, 2022. Oil pastel and acrylic on canvas. 144 x 144cm. Courtesy: the artist.

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