IWI Art Auction - Strength and Nurture, A Celebration of Women

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Holly Rees uses painting as a means to explore the human relationship with the environment. She is interested in using painting as a tool to convey messages and ideas about our impact on and relationship with the natural world, and in how the representation in art of this relationship can be used as a platform to encourage discussion about these important topics. This has led her to work on a series of tube window paintings, where she attempts to visualise the distance between nature and humanity – commuters rush past every day and yet don’t stop to appreciate it. Holly studied a BA in Fine Art Painting at Wimbledon College of Art and currently lives in Italy

IWI have the pleasure of sharing Holly’s artwork with you at their gala event at the end of May – Strength and Nurture, A Celebration of Women. The exhibition will culminate in an auction of original artworks by established and new artists from around the globe. All money raised from the auction will go towards funding our first project in Uganda – The Safe Birthing Project.

The Exhibition will start at 5.30pm and be held at Unit 24 Gallery, next to the Tate Modern, London. Online registration opens on April 15th

For more information on attending IWI’s Art Exhibition on 31 May, go to IWI’s event page

My work in the Exquisite Corpse Exhibition at Islington Arts Factory.

'Exquisite Corpse' Private View tonight

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Tonight: 7-9pm at Islington Arts Factory, come and check out the private view of an exhibition by students from Wimbledon College of Art.

Gazprom leaf, oil on leaf.

Gazprom is the company responsible for attempting to drill for oil in the arctic - the marks of their logo on the leaf is a metaphor for the catastrophic mark their company will make on the environment should their plans go ahead.

Arctic Oil Rig, oil on canvas pad.

Arctic Oil Rig, oil on canvas pad.

Studies for a larger painting I’m planning for the new year, looking at london tube windows and the idea that the majority of us, as commuters, let the nature outside pass us by without really stopping to appreciate it.

My work in a corridor show!

Drax, oil on canvas.

Drax, oil on canvas.

Oil on Snow, oil on canvaspad.

Oil on Snow, oil on canvaspad.

Oil on canvas tripych.

Oil on canvas tripych.