WOW – Illustrator Holly Wales


Life is short. The art is long. Don’t demand results of any kind too quickly.

Holly Wales, 2013


Studied: BA Graphic Design, Southampton Solent University, Southampton UK

Holly Wales is an illustrator based in London, UK. Her work explores a variety of subject matter and is predominantly drawing-based. She works with multiple layers of colour and deconstructs forms to build dynamic compositions.

Holly’s client list includes; Bloomberg, Design Week, Deutsche Bank, Fallon, Financial Times, Frieze, Nestle, The Guardian, The Independent on Sunday, The New York Times, GAS (Japan), The Huffington Post, The V&A, The Telegraph, Uniqlo, Conde Nast, Urban Outfitters and Wired.

Holly’s non-commercial artwork plays on chance and process to produce a body of work which remains in a constant state of flux, where the process behind one image becomes the beginning of the next, focussing on the performance of chaos in a controlled visual structure, and highlighting moments in time. She has exhibited work internationally in a number of group shows.

She also contributes regularly to illustration & design programmes at art colleges throughout the UK.

Holly shares her home & studios with partner in crime, Stephen Smith, who runs in Hackney, East London.

Check out Holly’s amazing work here:

Hear more from Holly here: @hollibobs

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