British visual artist Holly Frean works with a variety of mediums, from oil paints, gouache, printmaking to 3D work. An alumni of City and Guilds of London Art School, Holly is known for her whimsical and spirited painted portraits of animals and old masters alike.
Commissions include those from the Duchess of Northumberland, designer Betty Jackson, comedians Russell Howard and Ricky Gervais, hotelier Kit Kemp, actor Russell Tovey and retailer Johnny Boden.
Holly’s imagination and versatility have recently led to coveted textile, ceramic and wallpaper collaborations with Anthropologie, Burberry, Andrew Martin and Paul Smith. Her loose yet insightfully observed images have won her numerous prizes and her work has been exhibited extensively in the UK and America. She has won numerous accolades including the 2012 National Open Art Competition Painting Prize, awarded by Grayson Perry, and regularly shows at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the ING Discerning Eye at Mall Galleries in London.