Summer Vacation | Holly Graham

With summer right around the corner, we invite you to explore Holly Graham's newest collection inspired by sunny days on the beach and colorful food shared at the table.

"Summer Vacation" is a collection of seven mixed media collages created using raw canvas, hand-painted paper and balsa wood, all framed under glass in a light wood frame. The collection will be available on our online shop on May 8th

Meet Holly Graham

​Holly Graham was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. Her process-based method of painting has come about after creating a solid foundation in art education.  Holly graduated with Honors in Studio Art from Wake Forest University.  There, she studied traditional oil painting, printmaking, and photography.  After working at the prestigious National Gallery of Art and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Holly decided to return to art making full time. 

"Color evokes memories and emotions for me, and it is the central focus of my work. My three dimensional collage series is created from intuition and based on music, memories and color relationships. Mixed materials rich with texture such as thick acrylic paint, gouache, watercolor paper, canvas, foam core, and balsa wood are placed into compositions, giving them a tactile quality that draws the viewer in and creates contrast and depth. These elements are then mounted at varying depths from the substrate, creating an undulating rhythm and giving each piece its innate musicality." - Graham

The Summer Vacation Collection

"With warm weather and longer days on the horizon, I focused on memories of past summers when creating this collection. Seeing the pure joy of my kids stepping into cool ocean waters in the middle of a hot day, the endless white sand of a Carolina coastline, and cooking meals with the colorful fresh produce of the season are all represented in the palettes and textures of these new works. Folded raw canvas and textured neutrals mimic playtime in the sand. You’ll find the colors of basil, cucumber, lime, watermelon and lemonade in many of these works as well.  To me, these are all important elements of a summer vacation well spent." - Graham 

 Cucumber Cocktail Composition, 17.5" x 21.5"

 Deep Sea Dive Composition, 17.5" x 21.5"

Blueberry Smash Composition, 21.5" x 25.5"

Watermelon + Jalapeno Composition, 31.5" x 33"

Hint of Lime Composition, 31.5" x 33.5"

Rough Around The Edges Composition, 33.5" x 39.5"

The Tart and The Sweet Composition, 33.5" x 39.5" 

Thank you for tuning into Holly Graham's summer-inspired collection! All artwork will be available on May 8th. For any questions or pre-sale inquiries, please email us at 

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