Joy Holt

Joy Holt

  • Artist’s Statement

    In Toowoomba, we are blessed having some lovely parks and gardens, and with the rain, this extends to the broader areas of the region. This year, my art selection has included a mixed media - inspired by the Rosalie House Lilyvale vineyards; a pastel from my travels to the Carnarvon Gorge; and an acrylic drawn from a recent trip to the coast where there is an abundance and colourful array of beach umbrellas.

  • Biography

    Having started drawing during my childhood, I studied art in my final school years, but am largely a self-taught painter. Growing up on the Sunshine Coast, and having spent most of my life in North West Qld, Toowoomba is now my home.

    My artwork is shown locally at Rosalie House, Lilyvale; Pittsworth Art Gallery; and Chinchilla in October 2022

    My recent awards have included:-

    Champion of both Dalby, and Jandowae Shows 2021
    Packing Room Prize - Bell Art Exhibition 2021
    Peoples Choice Award – Crows Nest Show 2021
    Oakey Art Award 2021 – with a tutored workshop of my choice

  • Influences

    My surrounds are my influence. When I was living in outback Queensland, I generally painted animals and loved charcoal, ink or acrylic. Now in Toowoomba, with so much colour, especially from the recent rains, this is my inspiration.

  • Awards

    2016 Oakey Show Friends of McGregor Scholarship Bursary
    2016 Peoples Choice Award Dogwood Crossing Miles Community Art Exhibition
    2016 Illustrator of published Book - "Special Me-For IVF Families"
    2018 Bell Show - Champion Fine Art
    2018 Easter in the Country Roma - 1st Oil, and Peoples Choice Award
    2019 Reserve Champion Dalby Show
    2019 Peoples Choice Award - Hampton Art Festival

  • Exhibitions

    Culliford House Art Gallery Solo Exhibition
    Dalby Collective Dreams Joint Exhibition
    Toowoomba Art Society Member Exhibitions
    Bell Art Group Member Exhibitions
    Roma Art Exhibition
    Blackall Art Exhibitions
    Heritage Bank Lions Art Extravanganza
    D'arcy Doyle Art Awards

  • Website

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Joy Holt

Carnarvon Gorge Serenity
34 x 48 x 1 cm Framed: 54 x 78 x 3cm Pastel on paper - Framed Sold