Holly Frean graduated in Fine Art in 2002 from City & Guilds of London Art School.
Holly Frean first exhibited with Zimmer Stewart Gallery in 2006 and since then she has exhibited widely in the UK, USA and Europe.
Known for her witty portraits painted onto unusual surfaces (cardboard squares, paper plates, wooden palettes) Holly Frean’s 2016 solo show 'Who's Counting' at Paul Smith’s shop in Mayfair included both paintings, mobiles and bronzes.
In 2016 Holly Frean collaborated with interior design house, Andrew Martin, on a range of wallpapers and fabrics based on her paintings.
In the same year she launched a set of fine bone china plates entitled "Holly's Ark" in collaboration with Heraldic Pottery, Stoke on Trent.
Holly Frean's work has been selected for ING Discerning Eye (2012, 2015 & 2016) and won the National Open Art Competition Painting Prize in 2012.
Holly Frean has work in many private, public and corporate collections including Paul Smith; Kit Kemp MBE; Betty Jackson CBE; Derek Conway MP; Alan Duncan MP; Ricky Gervais; Lee Evans; Russell Tovey; Johnny Boden; Duchess of Northumberland and Lord Mervyn of Abersoch.