Holly Ann Friesen

Holly Ann Friesen is an artist based in Northwestern Ontario. She creates abstracted landscapes focusing on sky, forest and water - and the space around these.

Her art practice involves taking familiar objects or scenes and creating something new while maintaining a connection to the original object. "The goal is to create an emotional connection to the subject by focusing on the negative space in my initial concept. I want the viewer to be able to access the unknown and discover the subject matter with a unique perspective."

Holly Ann started her professional career as a scientific researcher in the field of genetics before turning to the arts, a field that required a great deal of creativity and examination of concepts in the abstract. She applies these concepts to her art practice where subject matter is examined at a micro and macroscopic level leading to the overall imagery.