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Sonoma County |  Painter

Terry Holleman

I create believable pictures of the communal wave generated by music. I try to recreate a “perfect moment” in that particular environment.

—Terry Holleman

Oli at Masonic Lodge — solo venue: MORE

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Terry Holleman

Premiere Artist

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Experienced Artist 
Works on commission

"My work is my contribution to the longstanding tradition of celebrating and recording visually the universal human activity of making and being affected by music"

As a longtime fan of what has come to be called Americana music, Holleman knows the kinds of vernacular venues- roadhouses, bars, outdoor and street festivals, where musicians, listeners and dancers do what they’ve been doing through recorded history. Although his intention is to go with the possibly getting material for a piece, he is also a participate in the event depicted. So, the art making begins with participating and documenting and ends with a finished artifact. 

Holleman uses simple materials, black conte crayon, a polished gessoed panel, various abrasives and clear lacquer in a process that produces an image in, not on, the surface. 

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