Often working intuitively, Hollingdrake's work explores her individual and acquired painting ideas with a focus on how colour and texture interact with visual space. Her work is often influenced by nature and plant life.
On her latest works Hollingdrake states, "moving from my usual gestural abstract and into including plants, I had a breakthrough moment by holding the plant stem in one hand and my paint brush in the other. This helped me capture just the essence of the plant shapes for my interpretation without the formality of a still life. My desire is to keep them loose and painterly and all about colour."
ABOUT THE SHOW
This series of paintings celebrate the seed of creativity. A seed remains intact and stagnant until there is someone to plant and nurture it. These paintings reflect this process, recognizing that nothing can be realized without forethought and action. Like this theoretical seed, an idea also needs energy to propel it forward. There will always be missteps and readjustments, frustration and joy; with time and experience, you learn to trust in the process. Eventually, with gentle nudges and a willingness to keep going, something will emerge. You can take a breath and give thanks to that tiniest of seed."