Negative space, unfinished moments, and the weight of what is not explicitly depicted play an important role in my work. Dynamic, almost athletic mark-making, helps me interpret life in the Canadian wild, be it outdoors or in unruly domestic settings.
Holly Archer is a Canadian artist from Penetanguishene, working primarily in acrylic, ink and charcoal. Archer’s work has been featured in galleries internationally, in both public and private collections. Most recently, Archer was presented with an award from The McMichael Canadian Art Collection as part of the 2022 McMichael Plein Air Competition. She received a 2021 Juror’s Award at the Newmarket International Juried Art Show, was featured in the San Diego Museum of Art’s International Juried Winter Exhibition, unveiled her first large-scale public art piece in 2021, and was selected to be a part of the 27th Annual Juried Art Exhibition at the Hopkins Center for the Arts in Minnesota, USA. Archer has a solo show launching in January 2024 at Quest Art School and Gallery in Midland.