Saturday, May 14, 2011

Castle Dangerous
"castle dangerous"
11" x 14" collage on panel

8" x 10" collage on panel

Losing Track of the Tragic Seasons
"losing track of the tragic seasons"
10" x 10" collage on panel

collage on book cover

...a few works currently showing at the naked art gallery in birmingham

i want to send a belated but very heartfelt thank you to birmingham for making my gallery opening last weekend so much fun. i fell in love with white cucumber sangria, met so many wonderful people and had the best time with friends. after the opening we walked from the hotel down to the garage cafe and ended the night on the patio. if you live in birmingham you are a lucky little beastie to have this place in your city. i can't wait to go back. even though i packed my new camera ( "if i get this i'm going to take it everywhere i go and document my travels like you don't even know") with an extra battery i didn't take even one picture. next time. i promise.

you can purchase work through the gallery here and feel free to email vero with any questions you might have. the show is up until june 4th.

it seems like after over a month of stress and constant deadlines i always need to take a week to do a whole lot of nothing. of course with two kids and pets and orders to fill then "nothing" still feels busy but it's nice to let that tightly-wound, excited anxiety go. i fit in a few movies and cleaned up the studio space and even picked up a book, can you believe it? today, weirdly enough, feels "back to busy."


  1. I'm always enchanted by your work, Hollie. Congratulations! Put your feet up! You deserve it!

  2. Your art is amazing - thanks for sharing

  3. These are just wonderful Hollie :) Kx

  4. great work hollie ~ and congrats on getting through the deadlines. yes to some time with a book!!

  5. Amazing work--I just read your interview on Stephanie Levy's blog, and I'm inspired by you both! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I found your blog by : "hollie chastain : artists who blog" and I really like your work ! I find it very fresh and playful and I enjoyed locking at your illustrations!