April 2022’s Featured Artist
Holly Spruck is a narrative oil painter working in Charlotte, NC since 2002. Born and raised in New York, she attended College in New Hampshire, where she earned a degree in Art Education with a minor in Painting. From 1996 to 2002, Holly lived in the Czech Republic and taught art at the International School of Prague and pursued her painting career. While in Prague, Holly hosted four solo exhibitions, two selling out on opening night. Holly is a recipient of www.ArtPopStreetGallery.com class of 2018 where “Morning Commute,” was found on a billboard around Charlotte. Her paintings have been featured in publications including www.nijimagazine.com, THINK magazine, Creative Loafing, Coffee Zine People, and on the cover of The Main Street Rag.
Today, more than ever, it is important to create opportunities that bring human beings together and celebrate our common experiences. Through my work, I hope to leave viewers with common emotional impressions of the human experience–the commute to work, a conversation with a friend, getting lost in a maze of tiny streets in Spain, feeling like a pawn in the game of Life. This is what inspires my oil paintings and drawings. I want to draw the viewer into a visual story about life. The good the bad and the ugly–usually finding humor in the more poignant moments. My narrative pieces use gem-like colors, bold contour lines, and complex compositions to tell not only my story, but also the viewers’; creating a universal human experience that transcends time, language, and culture.