Laurel Holmes

Laurel Holmes

South Africa | 35 artworks for sale

  • Suspension II - Handmade Print by Laurel Holmes Suspension II
    Handmade Print / 50 x 70 cm
    R4 500
  • Sentient IX Ed. 3/12 - Handmade Print by Laurel Holmes Sentient IX Ed. 3/12
    Handmade Print / 30 x 35 cm
    R2 250
  • Water Study IX - Painting by Laurel Holmes Water Study IX
    Painting / 26 x 21 cm
    R3 250
  • Water Study VIII - Painting by Laurel Holmes Water Study VIII
    Painting / 26 x 21 cm
    R3 250
  • Water Study VII - Painting by Laurel Holmes Water Study VII
    Painting / 30 x 21 cm
    R3 250
  • Internal Geographies I - Sculpture by Laurel Holmes Internal Geographies I
    Sculpture / 43 x 59 cm
    R5 000
  • Water Study V - Painting by Laurel Holmes Water Study V
    Painting / 28 x 36 cm
    R4 750
  • Sentient V Ed. 4/12 - Handmade Print by Laurel Holmes Sentient V Ed. 4/12
    Handmade Print / 30 x 35 cm
    R2 250
  • Imprint - Painting by Laurel Holmes Imprint
    Painting / 30 x 30 cm
    R4 500
  • Surface Matters V - Painting by Laurel Holmes Surface Matters V
    Painting / 40 x 30 cm
    R4 850
  • To The River - Painting by Laurel Holmes To The River
    Painting / 40 x 30 cm
    R4 850
  • Water Study: A Red Tide I - Painting by Laurel Holmes Water Study: A Red Tide I
    Painting / 36 x 28 cm
    R4 750
  • Water Study: A Red Tide II - Painting by Laurel Holmes Water Study: A Red Tide II
    Painting / 36 x 28 cm
    R4 750
  • Topography Of Water I Ed.1/8 - Handmade Print by Laurel Holmes Topography Of Water I Ed.1/8
    Handmade Print / 71 x 35 cm
    R3 950
  • Topography Of Water I Ed.2/8 - Handmade Print by Laurel Holmes Topography Of Water I Ed.2/8
    Handmade Print / 71 x 35 cm
    R3 950
  • Below The Waters Of Sleep And Dreams II - Painting by Laurel Holmes Below The Waters Of Sleep And Dreams II
    Painting / 60 x 60 cm
    R9 500
  • Topography Of Water I Ed.4/8 - Handmade Print by Laurel Holmes Topography Of Water I Ed.4/8
    Handmade Print / 71 x 35 cm
    R3 950
  • Where It Touches II - Painting by Laurel Holmes Where It Touches II
    Painting / 80 x 61 cm
    R11 000
  • Geography At The Time I - Painting by Laurel Holmes Geography At The Time I
    Painting / 30 x 30 cm
    R4 500
  • Geography At The Time II - Painting by Laurel Holmes Geography At The Time II
    Painting / 30 x 30 cm
    R4 500
  • Water Study II - Painting by Laurel Holmes Water Study II
    Painting / 28 x 36 cm
    R4 750
  • Water Study III - Painting by Laurel Holmes Water Study III
    Painting / 28 x 36 cm
    R4 750
  • Water Study VI - Painting by Laurel Holmes Water Study VI
    Painting / 28 x 36 cm
    R4 750
  • Topography Of Water I Ed.3/8 - Handmade Print by Laurel Holmes Topography Of Water I Ed.3/8
    Handmade Print / 77 x 41 cm
    R5 500
  • Windblown III - Handmade Print by Laurel Holmes Windblown III
    Handmade Print / 58 x 33 cm
    R3 450
  • Windblown XII - Handmade Print by Laurel Holmes Windblown XII
    Handmade Print / 62 x 33 cm
    R3 450
  • Double Take I - Handmade Print by Laurel Holmes Double Take I
    Handmade Print / 70 x 33 cm
    R3 450
  • Double Take II - Handmade Print by Laurel Holmes Double Take II
    Handmade Print / 71 x 33 cm
    R3 680
  • Double Take III - Handmade Print by Laurel Holmes Double Take III
    Handmade Print / 71 x 33 cm
    R3 450
  • Sentient V ed.3/12 - Handmade Print by Laurel Holmes Sentient V ed.3/12
    Handmade Print / 30 x 35 cm
    R2 250
  • Sentient VIII ed.3/12 - Handmade Print by Laurel Holmes Sentient VIII ed.3/12
    Handmade Print / 30 x 35 cm
    R2 250
  • Residual: I - Handmade Print by Laurel Holmes Residual: I
    Handmade Print / 34 x 36 cm
    R2 850
  • Windblown VI - Print by Laurel Holmes Windblown VI
    Print / 26 x 33 cm
    R2 150
  • Fringe - Handmade Print by Laurel Holmes Fringe
    Handmade Print / 36 x 46 cm
    R3 250
  • Trace V - Handmade Print by Laurel Holmes Trace V
    Handmade Print / 33 x 35 cm
    R2 500
  • Ground Shadow IX - Handmade Print by Laurel Holmes
    Ground Shadow IX
    Handmade Print / 61 x 32 cm
  • Ground Shadow XI - Handmade Print by Laurel Holmes
    Ground Shadow XI
    Handmade Print / 61 x 36 cm
  • Topography Of Water I Ed.5/8 - Handmade Print by Laurel Holmes
    Topography Of Water I Ed.5/8
    Handmade Print / 77 x 41 cm
  • Foretold - Handmade Print by Laurel Holmes
    Foretold
    Handmade Print / 68 x 40 cm
  • Surface Matters IV - Painting by Laurel Holmes
    Surface Matters IV
    Painting / 30 x 30 cm
  • Barely There - Painting by Laurel Holmes
    Barely There
    Painting / 40 x 30 cm
  • Water Study IV - Painting by Laurel Holmes
    Water Study IV
    Painting / 36 x 28 cm
  • Windblown I - Handmade Print by Laurel Holmes
    Windblown I
    Handmade Print / 63 x 40 cm
  • Sentient VII Ed.5/12 - Handmade Print by Laurel Holmes
    Sentient VII Ed.5/12
    Handmade Print / 30 x 35 cm
  • Blue In The Sunlight - Painting by Laurel Holmes
    Blue In The Sunlight
    Painting / 40 x 30 cm
  • Below The Waters Of Sleep And Dreams III - Painting by Laurel Holmes
    Below The Waters Of Sleep And Dreams III
    Painting / 60 x 60 cm
  • Beneath The Waters Of Sleep And Dreams II - Handmade Print by Laurel Holmes
    Beneath The Waters Of Sleep And Dreams II
    Handmade Print / 55 x 78 cm
  • Below The Waters Of Sleep And Dreams I - Painting by Laurel Holmes
    Below The Waters Of Sleep And Dreams I
    Painting / 60 x 60 cm
  • Thoughts At Night - Painting by Laurel Holmes
    Thoughts At Night
    Painting / 30 x 30 cm
  • The Pull Back - Painting by Laurel Holmes
    The Pull Back
    Painting / 100 x 100 cm
  • Renewal - Painting by Laurel Holmes
    Renewal
    Painting / 80 x 50 cm
  • Water Study I - Painting by Laurel Holmes
    Water Study I
    Painting / 28 x 36 cm
  • Beneath The Waters Of Sleep And Dreams I - Handmade Print by Laurel Holmes
    Beneath The Waters Of Sleep And Dreams I
    Handmade Print / 55 x 78 cm
  • Sea Fret - Painting by Laurel Holmes
    Sea Fret
    Painting / 110 x 80 cm
  • Internal Geographies II - Sculpture by Laurel Holmes
    Internal Geographies II
    Sculpture / 43 x 59 cm
  • Suspension I - Handmade Print by Laurel Holmes
    Suspension I
    Handmade Print / 55 x 78 cm
  • Beneath The Waters Of Sleep And Dreams IV - Handmade Print by Laurel Holmes
    Beneath The Waters Of Sleep And Dreams IV
    Handmade Print / 55 x 78 cm
  • All Awash - Painting by Laurel Holmes
    All Awash
    Painting / 30 x 30 cm
  • Sentient VI Ed. 2/12 - Handmade Print by Laurel Holmes
    Sentient VI Ed. 2/12
    Handmade Print / 30 x 35 cm
  • Residual: II - Print by Laurel Holmes
    Residual: II
    Print / 34 x 36 cm
  • Ground Shadow X - Handmade Print by Laurel Holmes
    Ground Shadow X
    Handmade Print / 68 x 40 cm
  • Mutable I - Painting by Laurel Holmes
    Mutable I
    Painting / 30 x 30 cm
  • Mutable III - Painting by Laurel Holmes
    Mutable III
    Painting / 30 x 30 cm
  • Windblown X - Handmade Print by Laurel Holmes
    Windblown X
    Handmade Print / 59 x 37 cm
  • Trace VIII - Handmade Print by Laurel Holmes
    Trace VIII
    Handmade Print / 33 x 37 cm
  • Trace III - Handmade Print by Laurel Holmes
    Trace III
    Handmade Print / 23 x 37 cm
  • Trace IV - Handmade Print by Laurel Holmes
    Trace IV
    Handmade Print / 23 x 37 cm
  • Terrene X - Print by Laurel Holmes
    Terrene X
    Print / 34 x 49 cm
  • Terrene XIII - Monoprint by Laurel Holmes
    Terrene XIII
    Monoprint / 27 x 38 cm
  • Sentient III: 14/15 EV - Fine Art Editions by Laurel Holmes
    Sentient III: 14/15 EV
    Fine Art Editions / 25 x 42 cm
  • Terrene XIV - Monoprint by Laurel Holmes
    Terrene XIV
    Monoprint / 27 x 38 cm
  • Sentient IV   Ed. 1/10 - Fine Art Editions by Laurel Holmes
    Sentient IV Ed. 1/10
    Fine Art Editions / 25 x 30 cm
  • Sentient IV   Ed. 7/10 - Fine Art Editions by Laurel Holmes
    Sentient IV Ed. 7/10
    Fine Art Editions / 21 x 27 cm
  • Sentient IV   Ed. 9/10 - Fine Art Editions by Laurel Holmes
    Sentient IV Ed. 9/10
    Fine Art Editions / 21 x 27 cm
  • Sentient IV: 2/10 EV - Fine Art Editions by Laurel Holmes
    Sentient IV: 2/10 EV
    Fine Art Editions / 21 x 27 cm
  • Sentient IV: 6/10 EV - Fine Art Editions by Laurel Holmes
    Sentient IV: 6/10 EV
    Fine Art Editions / 21 x 27 cm
  • Tempest - Painting by Laurel Holmes
    Tempest
    Painting / 35 x 45 cm
  • Above The Shallows - Painting by Laurel Holmes
    Above The Shallows
    Painting / 50 x 50 cm
  • Sentient IV: 3/10 EV - Fine Art Editions by Laurel Holmes
    Sentient IV: 3/10 EV
    Fine Art Editions / 21 x 27 cm
  • Terrene VII - Monotype Print by Laurel Holmes
    Terrene VII
    Monotype Print / 37 x 32 cm
  • Lineation IV: 9/15 EV - Fine Art Editions by Laurel Holmes
    Lineation IV: 9/15 EV
    Fine Art Editions / 38 x 32 cm
  • Sentient IV: 5/10 EV - Fine Art Editions by Laurel Holmes
    Sentient IV: 5/10 EV
    Fine Art Editions / 21 x 27 cm
  • Parch III - Painting by Laurel Holmes
    Parch III
    Painting / 15 x 15 cm
  • Parch II - Painting by Laurel Holmes
    Parch II
    Painting / 15 x 15 cm
  • Parch IV - Painting by Laurel Holmes
    Parch IV
    Painting / 15 x 15 cm
  • Parch VI - Painting by Laurel Holmes
    Parch VI
    Painting / 15 x 15 cm
  • Terrene XV - Monoprint by Laurel Holmes
    Terrene XV
    Monoprint / 34 x 49 cm
  • Terrene XVI - Monoprint by Laurel Holmes
    Terrene XVI
    Monoprint / 34 x 49 cm
  • Bloom I - Painting by Laurel Holmes
    Bloom I
    Painting / 53 x 53 cm
  • Encasement III - Printmaking by Laurel Holmes
    Encasement III
    Printmaking / 21 x 21 cm
  • Encasement I 2/2 - Printmaking by Laurel Holmes
    Encasement I 2/2
    Printmaking / 21 x 21 cm
  • Encasement II - Printmaking by Laurel Holmes
    Encasement II
    Printmaking / 21 x 21 cm
  • Flux  - Painting by Laurel Holmes
    Flux
    Painting / 100 x 100 cm
  • Terrene VIII - Monotype Print by Laurel Holmes
    Terrene VIII
    Monotype Print / 37 x 32 cm
  • Hillsided - Painting by Laurel Holmes
    Hillsided
    Painting / 60 x 60 cm
  • Lineation IV: 1/15 EV - Etching by Laurel Holmes
    Lineation IV: 1/15 EV
    Etching / 38 x 32 cm
  • Calamus IV - Monoprint by Laurel Holmes
    Calamus IV
    Monoprint / 31 x 23 cm
  • Calamus III - Monoprint by Laurel Holmes
    Calamus III
    Monoprint / 31 x 23 cm
  • Calamus I - Monoprint by Laurel Holmes
    Calamus I
    Monoprint / 31 x 23 cm
  • Lineation III: 3/10 EV - Printmaking by Laurel Holmes
    Lineation III: 3/10 EV
    Printmaking / 28 x 40 cm
  • Fragmentation II: 3/9 EV - Etching by Laurel Holmes
    Fragmentation II: 3/9 EV
    Etching / 28 x 42 cm
  • Fragmentation I: 1/2 AP - Monoprint by Laurel Holmes
    Fragmentation I: 1/2 AP
    Monoprint / 21 x 31 cm
  • Lineation II: 5/10 EV - Etching by Laurel Holmes
    Lineation II: 5/10 EV
    Etching / 25 x 36 cm
  • Calamus II - Monoprint by Laurel Holmes
    Calamus II
    Monoprint / 31 x 23 cm
  • Borderlands IV - Oil Paintng by Laurel Holmes
    Borderlands IV
    Oil Paintng / 70 x 70 cm
  • Berm I - Oil Painting by Laurel Holmes
    Berm I
    Oil Painting / 80 x 80 cm
  • Lineation III: 1/10 EV - Printmaking by Laurel Holmes
    Lineation III: 1/10 EV
    Printmaking / 28 x 40 cm
  • Sentient II: 3/8 EV - Printmaking by Laurel Holmes
    Sentient II: 3/8 EV
    Printmaking / 28 x 132 cm
  • Lineation: 2/10 EV - Printmaking by Laurel Holmes
    Lineation: 2/10 EV
    Printmaking / 25 x 32 cm
  • Shadowed - Monoprint by Laurel Holmes
    Shadowed
    Monoprint / 28 x 38 cm
  • Purlieus I - Oil Painting by Laurel Holmes
    Purlieus I
    Oil Painting / 61 x 76 cm
  • Acumination: 1/2 EV - ETCHING by Laurel Holmes
    Acumination: 1/2 EV
    ETCHING / 38 x 25 cm
  • Acumination II - ETCHING by Laurel Holmes
    Acumination II
    ETCHING / 41 x 28 cm
As a South African artist, my work is drawn from a strong attachment to this land, its sense of place and the life it supports. An interest in the indigenous flora of this country comes from generations of farming, plant propagation and love for the beauty these natural forms offer.
A deep love for nature and natural places, and acknowledgment of its role in spiritual restoration, strongly impacts my work. “This earth is what sustains us, its intricacies are endlessly fascinating and immeasurable and yet how irreverently this natural world is stewarded.”
In 2012, I left a career in corporate life to concentrate solely on artmaking. Over the years of practicing art, inspiration and reference has repeatedly been rooted in the Cape landscape, where I now live.
My chosen media are painting and printmaking and recently, more experimental works using mixed media, where a process of layering builds complex, intriguing surfaces. Mark making, the richness of paint and the beauty of accidental results from allowing spontaneity to find its way into the artmaking process offsets a fascination with detail. My artworks are an intuitive articulation of a response to my environment, informed by the observation of the patterns and order of forms that occur in nature.
I have works in local and international private collections and local corporate collections.

Laurel Holmes (b.1964) is a South African painter and printmaker based in Kommetjie, Cape Town. In 2012 after a career in corporate life, she began to concentrate solely on artmaking. Predominantly a still life and landscape artist, Laurel's work is drawn from a strong attachment to the land, its sense of place and the life it supports. Her interest in the indigenous flora stems from generations of farming, plant propagation and love for the beauty these natural forms offer.

Selected Exhibitions:
 
2020
Mpumalanga Diaspora - group exhibition at White River Gallery, curated by Karin Daymond
Vessel - group exhibition at RK Contemporary, Riebeek Kasteel
Water Mark - solo exhibition at StateoftheART, Cape Town.

‘Light from Dark’ (printmakers in conversation with Alma Vorster)
‘She’ (Riebeek Kasteel Contemporary)
Turbine Art Fair (White River Gallery)
joined The Printing Girls by invitation and exhibited (The Artroom Parkhurst)

2019
‘Surface and Depth’ (Gallery 2, with Danielle Malherbe)
nano 1.3 (Barnard Gallery)
Turbine Art Fair (Gallery 2 and White River Gallery)
‘Don’t drink the milk’ (No End Gallery)
‘Land & Sea’ (Art on Avenues)
‘Say Africa’ (White River Gallery)
Initiator of Kommetjie Open Studios event.

2018
The White River Gallery re-launch exhibition;
Innibos: ‘Mosterd na de Maal’
Turbine Art Fair (Gallery 2, Halifax Art)
nano 1.2 (Barnard Gallery)
‘As it was’ (White River Gallery group exhibition).
Contributed to GIF4 (The Artists’ Press)(copies of GIF purchased by the Smithsonian and the V&A Museum).

2017
Group exhibitions included ‘Disclosure’ and the SA Fine Art Print Fair (Halifax Art)
‘Earth Garden’ and Turbine Art Fair (Gallery 2) and other group exhibitions with Carol Lee Fine Art, In Toto Gallery, Liebrecht Gallery and State of the Art.

2016
Turbine Art Fair (Gallery 2)
‘Surface matters’ (Halifax Art)
‘Scapes’ (State of the Art) and Liebrecht Gallery.

2011-2015
Various group exhibitions at In Toto Gallery, Halifax Art, Rotary Art Festival, the inaugural SA Fine Art Print Fair.

Which new trends or South African artists do you find inspiring at the moment?
The use of digital techniques being incorporated into printworks – for example, Emma Willemse. And always Karin Daymond’s paintings. There’s a ‘pull’ to stand in front of them - even when the painting is physically small, you’re still looking at a large landscape. And I find Peter Eastman’s dark paintings intriguing.
 
Which South African deceased artist do you most admire and why?

Esrom Legae – the sensitivity of line in his drawing and print work, and strength of the images are beautiful. Working in a socio-political environment when it must have been extremely difficult.  
If you could only have one piece of art in your life, what would it be?
Frans Oerder’s ‘Magnolias’.

How did you get started? Did you always want to be an artist?

As children, my mom encouraged my sisters and I to be creative – bake, draw, paint, explore a range of crafts.  When I went to university, I wanted to study Fine Art but not having taken art as a subject at school, I didn’t have the confidence to study it so ended up doing a BCom instead. While working, I started Fine Art through Unisa (but couldn’t finish) and took drawing and painting classes from time to time. I left the corporate environment in 2012 to work as a full time artist, and recently relocated from Johannesburg to Cape Town. I have had painting training with two remarkable artists themselves, Karin Daymond and Ricky Burnett.

What are some of the key themes you explore in your work?

The loss of a visual aesthetic through environmental degradation and the lack of stewardship of our natural resources and natural environs, as well as the impact of this loss of natural areas on the human psyche.

What should people know about your art that they can’t tell from looking at it?

That my remarkable father, who is in his 90s, until recently was precision-making my canvas stretchers.

Tell us more about your creative process.
There’s no fixed process but usually on visiting a new place and spending some time in a new natural environment, there are new references that relate to something I have been thinking that I work on immediately I return to my studio. Other times, there are ideas that I’ve had but their time is not yet and so they percolate for a period, even years, before permeating into a medium and physical works result. When the time happens, all I want to do is work with this and I experiment, particularly in print, to get to an outcome.   

What drives you as an artist?
I think as with most visual artists, it’s to express oneself in one’s chosen media. A curiosity to see if I can make something beautiful of the reference I am using yet still manage to convey a message through the works.  

Do you have a favourite or most meaningful work?

Hard to choose one work, and there are many that I have been very sad to see move to new homes, but there is a landscape painting that parents’ bought (pic attached) that I am very attached to.

What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date?
Someone who wanted to buy one of my paintings, on finding that it was sold, said it was fine, as the panting had done its job. She said it evoked a very emotional response (read a seriously good cry), which was worth hours of therapy.

What are your aspirations for the future?
To make bigger work and to move towards making more abstract work.

Pick three artists you would love to exhibit with. Why?

Karin Daymond –  challenges me!
Natasha Norman Moodley – sets the example of (beautiful) ‘abstract’ water environments
Elize Vossgatter – the scale of her paintings is remarkable and would also test my ability to produce work that could hold up

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