Textual description of firstImageUrl

Gary Holland | Impressionist Figurative painter

Whether landscape paintings, still lifes, portrait, figure, or even pet portraits… Holland does them all-with passion. As the artist puts it, he has been blessed with a “passion for creation”.
Earning degrees in such disciplines as music, art, education and psychotherapy, his insightful art reflects the diversity of his interests. Holland’s work can be found in collections throughout the world. His art has been featured in the USA, Europe and Asia.

Gary Holland began his studies alone, learning by copying the famous artist’s paintings. Later he would study with such instructors as Daniel Green, Ramon Kelley and Zhang Wen Xin. His recent work includes paintings that reflect the life and culture of the world’s poorest children.
Combining art with compassion, Gary Holland founded the For the Children, Inc. charity. Sales of Holland’s art and books help support underfunded orphanages in Haiti, Vietnam and China.