Paintings from Inside the Landscape

Montreal, Canada · 0 Sales


Paintings from Inside the Landscape

Montreal, Canada 0 Sales On Etsy since 2012

Announcement   honoring the earth with art.


honoring the earth with art.

Holly Friesen

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Holly Friesen


Painting from Inside the Landscape

I paint the earth from the inside out. I listen to the sounds and textures of the natural world with all my senses and then allow these experiences to unfold on the canvas. Painting has become largely intuitive for me. The earth's voice becomes stronger the more I paint. There is no separation between the painter, the painting and the paint anymore. I become the blue sky and the roots of the tree when I paint them. Painting is an act of love, hope and survival.

I include collaged washi paper with it's spiral pattern in many of the paintings as a reminder of this archetypal earth energy deep within us all.

After 30 years of painting from close observation of the forests, rocks and rivers, I feel I am no longer observing the natural world around me but rather, in a reversal of roles, the natural world seems to be observing me. Direct and spontaneous brushstrokes become intuitive movements that follow breath and echo emotional responses to this living, breathing vitality.This dynamic energetic exchange feels as though I am being held within an intelligent, sentient field, which expresses itself through colors, shapes and movement. I am humbled and awed by this process.

By bringing one of these paintings into your home and living with it every day, it is my hope that some of the love I feel for our earth will be transmitted into your home and your heart.

Thank-you for supporting my work.


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  • Holly Friesen

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Artist/painter/earthlover

    For me, painting is like deep prayer awakening a reverence for the earth’s inner landscape; the image is in you and you are in the painting. Painting is my breath, beauty my compass, and the earth my body.

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Last updated on June 14, 2012
Welcome to my studio on Etsy.

The paintings are all originals. Some take me weeks to do and the larger ones can take months or even years. I paint every day, as painting is like breathing for me.

My actual studio is also an exhibition space here in Montreal, QC, Canada. If you like my work, please visit my website/blog: www.hollyfriesen.com

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My work is high quality, as are the materials i use. If you are not happy with it for any reason, within 7 days of receiving your painting, it can be exchanged against other artwork for the purchase value, provided that the buyer covers the cost of shipping. Please contact me through Etsy.
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All my paintings ship unframed;
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Because shipping art outside Canada other than the US is extremely costly I do not ship internationally. If you would like to get an estimate to ship to your country please contact me and I will provide an estimate.

Please be aware that there could be some minor variation of colour due to different monitors when viewing the work online.