Holly Elan Watson

UK/New Zealand

Holly Elan Watson is a multidisciplinary artist originally from the UK. She completed a Fine Art and Visual Culture BA at the University of the West of England in 2017 and shortly after was invited to the Can Serrat artists residency in Spain.

Here she was heavily influenced by the warmth and vibrance of Barcelona which inspired the bold and colourful palette that she uses today. Her time spent living and working in various countries around the world has played a large role in her practice, leading her to create works informed by her surroundings and the people she meets.

Explorations of control and the unexpected feature heavily in her paintings. Through her use of watercolour and inks, Holly plays with the amount of control she has in her works, allowing the pigment to spread and travel freely within the boundaries she sets. //