Holly Renald Cohn
Explosion, oil on canvas
Holly died in 2014, but her paintings live on. Displayed on this website are many of the paintings she produced in her last 20 years and that are still in her collection. Those marked "NFS" are being retained by family members, and some have since been sold.
The Atkinson-O'Rourke Gallery, 115 E. Grand, Bensenville, IL, is exhibiting a selection of her paintings and will assist in disposing of the remainder of the collection.
Her Artist's Statement ~ My paintings are a journey into an abstraction of visual reality, focusing on landscape, views from my studio window and fascination with plant forms found in my garden. I look at subject matter in a new way, exploring color, shape, line and movement into new relationships, creating an interpretive look of something familiar. The reality remains recognizable but challenges the viewer to experience the "scene" in terms of exhilarating color, interesting shapes, directional line and connecting patterns. The work has an expressive and intuitive character that conveys participation in the surrounding world.
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