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Holly Tappen, Abstract Expressionist

Artist Credit: Holly Tappen
Artist Credit: Holly Tappen

Holly Tappen is an abstract expressionist who paints realism.

“I pull out classical forms from abstract beginnings. The images of figures appear as though a magical spell is cast on the chaos underneath.”

She loves the medium she works with: “Oil on linen is sensuous”. Her goal for her viewers: “I want them to see action and movement in a painting- I want them to see the moment that abstraction becomes realistic. I want to take people on the journey.”

Self portrait by Holly Tappen
Self portrait by Holly Tappen

A painter for sixteen years, she says the WARM mentorship program has given her permission to explode self-imposed restrictions. “Art is an exploration, journey, and destination all at the same time. ”