"...visually stunning and thought-provoking"
-- Diana Wolfe Larkin, Ph.D.
CRITICAL ACCLAIM for Holly Alderman art and photography
"Holly Alderman's work is a wonderful combination of Modern and Post-Modern elements, as she creatively combines past and present, giving us multi-layered views of diverse worlds, that include the Renaissance, the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Her view is refreshing, poignant, and magical." -- Dr. Katherine Hoffman, Professor, Fine Arts Department, St. Anselm College, Manchester NH, about CYBER HEROES OF NEW YORK, National Academy Museum Mural Fellowship Competition
"It's fantastic what you did with the light man, the bulbs, the reflection, the firemen, and everything, with the silhouette of the light man walking around. I love him. It looks great." -- Tom Petrovich, Manager, Bergdorf Goodman Men's, Fifth Avenue, New York NY
"Holly Alderman's art combines serious purpose, wit, and whimsy, in an engaging alchemy. In the multi-layered images of her Cyber Heroes project for the National Academy, she makes past and present speak to each other in a lively dialog. Icons of New York's Gilded Age mingle with references to the city of today, while figures formed of dotted lights march in front, as if into the future. The effect is visually stunning and thought-provoking." -- Diana Wolfe Larkin, Ph.D., Art Historian, Northampton MA
Murals and more
BRICK WALLS & WINDOW WHIMSY, Office Park Foyer
"There was a young woman named Holly,
I thought hiring her to paint was sheer folly.
Perhaps I'm being coy
When I say "Quelle trompe d'oeil!
It's worthy of Salvadore Dali!"
-- John Kernochan, Brickyard Realty Trust, Cambridge MA
ITALIAN HILLTOWN & PANORAMA, Guest Bath
"We love Holly's imaginative and beautifully painted Italian palatso in our downstairs guest bathroom. The colors, perspective and incredible detail are simply perfect! The high arched window overlooking to town, the trompe l'oeil wrought iron railing on the balcony, the mountains and sky make the small room spacious. She even painted the other walls in the bathroom faux antique stucco so the whole room frames the mural! Thank you Holly -- you are truly amazing!" -- Arria and Jack Sands, Weston/Dublin NH
THE SUNNYSIDE MURALS, Antique Dining Room
"The dining room has long been considered the "heart" of our 216-year-old farmhouse in southern New Hampshire. Enter muralist Holly Alderman. After a collaborative effort using antique postcards and ancient family photo albums, the four walls now depict natural beauty, area history, family history and anecdotal detail to engage and delight all who view or visit. Holly's creation surpassed our highest expectations!" --Rufus and Mary, NH
DOT COMEDY painted on window shade
"Joy abounds. We love living with it." -- Bruce and Mary Elizabeth, NH
KEEP OUT! TREE HOUSE ATTIC PLAYROOM
"We love our attic tree house. It is the first thing we show any new visitors to teh house. While it was designed for the children, it is also an adult refuge. What a wonderful addition to our home." -- Nina and Nathan Eigerman, Chestnut Hill MA
I love my tree house -- Sam, 3, typed by himself
GARDEN SCENERY, Boston Flower Show
"Holly Alderman is simply the top of her field. I needed a mural to set the tone for a small, elegant garden sculpture display at the New England Flower Show. Next to our blue ribbon award, official judges wrote: the background is extraordinary. Holly painted a house at twilight, with French doors angled away from the viewer, and topiary trees. She achieved a stunning trompe l'oeil effect. Not only is Holly a consummate artist, she is a joy to work with." -- Deborah Russell, Garden Bronze, Nice, France