Holly Manneck

I have always been interested in culture and it reflects in my art. My paintings are a slice of life past and present that tell a story. I am inspired by popular culture and try and focus on developing visual relationships and creating a dialog with iconic images, advertisements and objects and ideas. As I develop a montage of images a story emerges which invites the viewer to experience the tale. The creative process I use comes from my skill set and life experiences. I use vintage images and my own photos always choosing images that I connect with. I hope the viewer finds a connection that either evokes a feeling or thought. A universal connection is what I strive for. My art is a metaphor for life, the complexity of everyday life reveals that we are all simply human. I start with a digital underpainting, using a monotype process work the underpainting on to the panel. The paintings is then developed with acrylics and other painting materials. I employ various techniques ranging from  digital, photography to silkscreening, what ever the painting dictates.  My style can be referred to as New American/Pop Art. I am represented in Galleries throughout the US and my art is collected internationally. I hold a BS from the University of Vermont and then continued my studies at Plymouth State University in NH where I studied Graphic Design and Fine Art. I have lived and traveled around the world the Caribbean, Germany, Norway, USA and aboard a cruise ship.  I believe my diverse background has helped in my creative process creating my very unique style.

New York New York, 60x72 mixed media
New York New York, 60x72 mixed media

British Invasion, 45x45 mixed media
British Invasion, 45x45 mixed media

Yesterday by Holly Manneck
Yesterday by Holly Manneck

36x48 mixed media on canvas applied to wood

New York New York, 60x72 mixed media
New York New York, 60x72 mixed media

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