Holly Tripp

Princeton, MN 55371

COUNTY: Sherburne
HOME PHONE: 763-600-4177
EMAIL ADDRESS: hollytripp@gmail.com
WEBSITE ADDRESS: www.etsy.com/shop/CreationsByHollyT


I am a Abstract painter and Crafter. For my wood crafts I paint on wood surfaces such as boxes and Nesting doll( Matryoshka) I hand draw and hand paint scenes such as fairy's, Santa's, Asian etc... As for my paintings I let them speak for them selves some times it's the emotions that move me others times it is music and the feelings are projected on to the canvas.

I don't set out to produce art about one subject or another, but instead follow my internal compass. As I find things interesting, I visualize and put it to paper in my sketchbook. There the drawings are left until they are developed into more in-depth ideas and detailed images. Other times I just see something in the paint as I am laying it onto the canvas. Sometimes music plays a role in what I create.

I see myself as more of an abstract artist, but I work in many genres and am inspired by everything from Realist to Dadaist. Some artists who inspire me are Anselm Kiefer, Vincent Van gogh, Salvador Dali, Claude Monet and local artists Brian Frink, Shawn McNulty and Kyle Osvog.

I've never liked to explain a certain piece of work - if you've created something, that's just how you wanted it to be - hopefully it can speak for itself and whatever it says to the viewer is the right message because there isn't a wrong message. Each person takes something a little different from the same picture and I'm happy with that.

I received my BFA from MSU Mankato in 2007. Both my parents are artists, my grandmother was a potter and fiber artist. My parents are more traditional/realist (landscapes, still life, wildlife, and portraits). I don't like people telling me what I should do artistically or how I should do it. Never have never will. I think my art shows that in its eclectic look. I am also a crafter I enjoy doing bird houses, boxes, and wood nesting dolls. The nesting dolls are not the conventional style. I do what I like and I like when there is more detail in them. If you put my paintings next to my crafts most people think they are from two different artists.

A quote that I like: “The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.”
—Jean-Jacques Rousseau—

I am interested in commissioned work.