Watercolor & Acrylic Paintings
Paintings, prints, greeting cards and bookmarks are available at the Salon’s Riverside Gallery.
Artwork may also be found at Rio Bravo Fine Art Gallery, 110 Broadway, Truth or Consequences, and at the Monte Cristo Gift Shop & Gallery, Chloride NM.
Holly Denise Marino moved to Truth or Consequences in 1998 from Hobart, Indiana. Before moving to the southwest, she studied with teachers from the American Academy of Art and the School of Representational Art in Chicago, which gave her a good foundation in realism and figurative work.
Holly’s love of the west is expressed in her art, which captures the essence of the contemporary cowboy. Her use of color and texture makes the subjects in her originals come to life.
She has won numerous awards for her paintings on canvas and leather, receiving honors from the juried Grant County Art exhibit in Piños Altos and the Southern New Mexico State Fair. Her work has been exhibited in shows in Ruidoso, Carrizozo, and Albuquerque. Her work is displayed in corporate offices in New Mexico and Texas.
Sierra County County Commission Chambers, Truth or Consequences NM
Dam Site Marina, Elephant Butte NM
Kokopelli’s, Alto NM
AGR Construction, Albuquerque NM
“I have been a realistic watercolorist for the past fifteen years, and always had a fear of trying something new. About eight years ago I was commissioned to paint a large mural on cowhide, but realized I had to use acrylic paint, a new medium for me. I had such fun mastering it. I went a step further and decided to try painting on canvas. I strayed away from the cowboy art for a while because I felt my watercolors needed something more. I was challenged by a great friend to try painting on a black background. This marked another new beginning for me and I am becoming more and more creative with each painting I produce. I love painting my cowboy / girl subjects again, and I love how the colors of the paint makes the cowboys/girls and their horses jump out of the canvas. My plans are to continue this series and style of painting and to incorporate other subjects in the near future.”
Holly has studied in group sessions and privately with the following painting instructors:
Robert Brasher, Chicago IL
Michael Chellich, School of Realistic Art, Chicago IL
Kathern Los Rathburn, American Academy of Art, Chicago IL
Joseph Fettingis, Indiana & Michigan
Royland Roycraft, Michigan
Thanks for your interest in artwork by Holly Humphrey Marino.