Thank you for taking a moment to visit my website and view my work. I have been creating oil paintings for over 20 years, exploring a wide variety of subject matter during that time. No other medium resonates with me the way oil paint does, with it's sculptural mark-making qualities, glazing capabilities, and rich history spanning from the Italian Renaisance to the present day.  My hope is to carry forward a long tradition of realism in our contemporary time, creating paintings with a commitment to skill, creativity, beauty, and empathy. I believe that real beauty is never trivial and that great art has the ability to give us hope and comfort in difficult times, to remind us that we are not alone, and even to heal our wounds. I welcome you to explore these galleries of my favorite subjects. I hope you enjoy what you find here!


Holly R. Henson (b. 1971) is a fine artist currently living in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and two young daughters. First a student of Mathematics and Philosophy at Samford University, she later continued her studies in Painting and Drawing at Georgia State University and the Atlanta College of Art. Holly has studied with contemporary portrait/figurative masters such as Steven Assael and Seth Haverkamp. Additionally she has studied floral still life painting with master painter Katie Whipple. Her paintings are collected nationwide and internationally in London and Brussels. Holly's work has been featured in various group and solo exhibits, including exhibits by the Portrait Society of Atlanta and Oil Painters of America. Her portraits have won awards in various exhibitions. Holly is a member of the Portrait Society of America, the Portrait Society of Atlanta, and the Atlanta Fine Arts League.

Read a recent interview with Holly in Voyage ATL... http://voyageatl.com/interview/meet-holly-henson-art-holly-rae-henson-midtown/

Watch an interview with Holly on the Modern Masters Podcast, hosted by Tim Gagnon, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCU2JqXd-DY