Life is reality,art is fantasy, what is life without Art?
I detest violence in any form and love nature, I always try to leave a situation or place better for me having been there.
I try and capture my own physiological experience, don't shy from controversy, focus on emotion and choose subjects that I feel strongly about,
therefore my work has an energy that repels or attracts. Aligning myself with the arts, and standing back from the common social and sexual taboos of society,
I take a truthful look at human nature, and keep my subject matter raw without the guilt of trying to cover up, soften, or please the "false norm" experienced by adopted cultures.
I often isolate the nude from time and place setting them in a world of spatial lack of orientation, frequently directing the body posture at the gaze of the viewer,
hence the urge to look is indeed autoerotic from the beginning.
My focus is on People, "Humankind" in all their oddity, depicted in a factual yet surreal way, this lends itself to the intellectual, and can evoke strong emotions.
I hope at least you will be entertained for a brief moment and enjoy the fantasy world of my art .
Oil, charcoal, pastel, acrylic, watercolour, Pencil, new media, and photography
Press articles featuring A. Holmes
South African Art Times Feb 2008
Natal Sunday Tribune Feb 2008
Sunday Week Feb 2008
The Independent "Arts and Pleasure" Feb 2008
Ilanga LangeSonto Natal April 2008
Daily News April 2008
Get'it Magazine Bedfordview / Edenvale Aug 2008
Life & Style Jan 2009
Edenvale News Paper Dec 2009
Get'it Magazine KZN 2011
Demonstrations and talks
Ballito art group: Life drawing
Nov 2009: Paint and Palette art group Portraits and figure demo.