One of the more than 60 artists listed in the Bellefonte Art Museum’s registry is Holly Fritchman. Here is her statement:
“I love working in detail and using the white space of the paper or canvas to bring your eye to the image – giving it the importance it deserves.”
Holly is a self-taught artist in the mediums of pencil, watercolor and oil. She has studied at workshops at the Humboldt Institute in Maine with the focus on watercolor botanicals. The watercolor titled “Mosses, Lichens and Blueberry” is featured at Humboldt Institute Main Gallery.
Along with juried shows at the Bellefonte Art Museum, Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania, Humboldt Institute, Hameau Art Studio and HUB-Robeson Gallery at Penn State and Schlow Library, Holly has had numerous commissioned paintings. Her work is also on display at the Green Drake Gallery, Millheim.
The drawing titled “Wetlands” is featured as the cover of the published U.S. Army Corps wetland plant identification book.
The present show of botanical works is being shown at the Betsey Rodgers gallery at Schlow Library during the month of April. The show depicts botanical watercolors of butterflies in their habitat, flora watercolors, plus detailed pencil drawing of items placed in nature.
Memberships: Art Alliance, Green Drake Gallery, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County, Farmland Preservation Artists.
The Bellefonte Art Museum celebrates the human spirit through the arts, recognizing the importance of art in our lives. In 2011, the museum experienced a large increase in attendance, private donations and membership and completed refurbishing the historic Linn House. The museum opened three new galleries: the Children’s Creativity Center, the Anna Wagner Keichline Gallery and the new Louise Bloom Sieg Gallery. The museum is opened Friday through Sunday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Phone 814.355.4280