Holly Brodie is a self-taught landscape painter based in West London. She studied English Language and Literature at Oxford University where she was encouraged to explore connections between literature and art, which continue to influence her practice.
Working mainly from imagination and with little preparatory material, Holly starts with an idea and embellishes the central plot of a painting as it progresses. Overcoming the inevitable challenges this involves in terms of composition is a valuable part of the development process.
Wasteground drew on two main sources: 'Totes Meer' ('Dead Sea') – Paul Nash’s painting of an aircraft dump during World War II – and coverage of the Japanese tsunami in March 2011. It considers the threat of natural disaster which even the most developed societies can't eliminate, and also that posed by human activities and consumer priorities.
Holly’s work has been exhibited at the Mall Galleries, the Royal Academy, Somerset House and the Royal West of England Academy. She won The Winsor & Newton Painting Award at the Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition 2014.
You can see more of her work here: www.hollybrodie.com and follow her on Twitter, @HollyBrodieArt.
You can also see Wasteland on our Pinterest Board Paintings of Caravans:https://www.pinterest.com/LibertyRowley/paintings-of-caravans/