"Holly envisions eco-banners with iconic images of the wild,
in all weather night and day like nature herself."
Discover the art & photo studio of Holly Alderman
Holly is an artist and photographer whose lifelong devotion to nature can be seen in her innovative banners and murals exhibited in national parks as well as urban parks and office parks, plus restaurants, residences and gardens from southern California to Maine. The Alderman style combines historic picture research with state-of-the-art digital imaging.
As a starting point, visit Holly's studio with a banner of the mountain view. Curators,
art consultants, decorators and dealers often comment that they have
never seen anything like Holly's beautiful banners before, and that is
layered images on satin, canvas and silk are visionary blends of nature
and art, landscapes, icons and architecture in an
original style discovered through digital imaging.
Holly's design concepts take digital imaging and printmaking into a new art world: art based in mural tradition to signify the meaning of a location, the character of the owner, and the geographic orientation of the site but ultimately independent of architecture, free floating in space... soaring like beautiful ideas.
New works are soon to appear at the Architectural Digest Home Show in New York City in March, the Boston Society of Architects conference in April, and the Royal Chelsea Flower Show (UK) in May. She produces breakthrough canvas murals for Nan Quick's elegantgardenfurniture.com, and Nan's other creative applications from curtains to wallpaper to rugs, coming online soon at InstantClassicism.com.
Holly's exhibition of garden banners for Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site led to her designing an ornament for the White House; and the garden banners were featured in ThreeQuarksDaily.com, Digital Graphics Magazine, PMA Magazine of the Photo Marketing Association, and Great Output of Lexjet, among others. Landscape designer and author Julie Moir Messervy (who with YoYo Ma designed parks for Montreal) selected several of Holly's garden photos for her next book with Taunton Press (fall 2009). Holly has won blue ribbons for photography at Garden Club of America flower shows of the Garden Club of Dublin, NH.
She was a Mural Fellow at the National Academy Museum in New York and graduated with high honors in design from Harvard. She has traveled to over 200 cities and towns to photograph public art. She teaches workshops on decorative painting and innovations in digital printmaking for interior decor. Holly photographs locations and designs banners and murals on site and also at North Acres, her own little eco-lodge and studio at the base of Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire, shown above. For more information please visit HollyAlderman.com.
Jim Currie, eco-tourism consultant and ecologist, is the author of The Mindful Traveler, advising all to "leave shallow footprints" -- and the inspiration behind SydneysThumb.com with Fergie's Travel Cafe, news articles, investigations of ecological issues and investigative interviews. Jim offers updates on endangered pandas in China. He is an ecology visionary, environmental scientist and adventurer. Jim has honors degrees from Harvard and Berkeley. He and Holly met at Harvard College.