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Artist Holly Bedrosian


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The Artist Says:


I strive to achieve realistic art that conveys human emotion through the face and figure. My major goal in creating a portrait is to capture the subject's personality and essence on paper.



Dealers Say:


Holly’s drawings go well beyond the pictorial. Through her thoughtful designs and her great facility in color pencil media she articulates an image of personal meaning. - Robert Bendt, Curator, Blanche Ames National Juried Art Exhibition Holly Bedrosian's A New Day has the stillness of an Edward Hopper painting. In this colored pencil drawing the artist focuses on the light that enters a room as a woman pulls back the curtain, illuminating her. - Rachel Rosenfield Lafo, Director of Curatorial Affairs, DeCordova museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
 



Other Artists Say:


Holly's portraits are beautifully rendered and show real compassion. - Sheona Hamilton-Grant, Artist



Biography



Holly Bedrosian was born in Massachusetts in 1975, and obtained a bachelor’s degree in physics from the College of the Holy Cross in 1997. She worked as an engineer until March of 2007, at which point she changed careers to become a self-employed artist. Holly resides in the Dallas, TX area with her husband and son.

Artist's Statement
Faces and figures are a source of unending fascination to me. I appreciate the intricate details that comprise human form, but most of all I am passionate about how the parts come together as a whole to evoke the essence of the subject and tell a story about their lives.
Awards and Honors
2019 Best Drawing, International Guild of Realism 2019 Winter Salon Online Exhibition
2018 Audubon Artists Award, American Artists Professional League 90th Grand National Exhibition, New York, NY
2018 Honorable Mention, Whistler House Museum of Art Fall Juried Members Exhibition, Lowell, MA
2017 Bronze medal for Pastel/Graphic/Mixed Media, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe 121st Annual Open Juried Exhibition, New York, NY
2017 Finalist, Non-Commissioned Portrait, Portrait Society of America Members Only Competition
2017 The Gorky Award, Whistler House Museum of Art Fall Juried Members Exhibition, Lowell, MA
2016 Honorable Mention, Traditional Art Award, The American Artists Professional League 88th Grand National Exhibition, New York
2016 Line/Shape Award, The American Artists Professional League Members Online Portrait Show
2016 Honorable Mention, Drawing 2, Art-Competition.net (online)
2015 Honorable Mention, The American Artists Professional League 87th Grand National Exhibition, New York, NY
2014 Medal of Honor for Pastel/Graphics/Mixed Media, CLWAC 118th Annual Open Exhibition, New York, NY
2014 10th Merit, Commissioned Portrait, Portrait Society of America Members Only Competition
2014 Blick Art Materials Award, The American Artists Professional League 86th Grand National Exhibit, New York, NY
2014 3rd Place, September BoldBrush Painting Competition
2014 Award for Outstanding Recognition, 22nd Annual CPSA International Exhibition, Ormond Beach, FL
2014 2nd Place Award for Graphics or [...]

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