Anne W Holland

artist  •  painter  •  teacher


About The Artist

Anne is a Virginia artist, and has spent most of her life near the water. She presently resides in Virginia Beach.

The inspiration for her work is nature, whether it be a landscape, the figure, or abstractions. She begins by painting on site, responding to what is before her. At present she is focusing primarily on abstractions coming from her imagination and past memories. She strives in all of her work to get to the essence of her subject. She does this through vigorous brush work, heightened color, and interesting use of line.

She is both a student and teacher. She continues to learn through classes and workshops. As a teacher, she is able to share her enthusiasm for painting with others through workshops and private lessons. She believes that we all have the ability to create and to express who we are through our art.


1997-1998 Graduate Courses in Painting VA Commonwealth University
1989 B.A. Art Education Virginia Wesleyan College
1987 Associate in Arts Tidewater Comm. College
1965 Associate in Arts Bennett College, Millbrook, NY


1990-1999 Art Teacher, Indian River High School, Chesapeake, VA Art 1-4, AP Studio Art, Drawing, Painting
1985-1999 Fine Arts Painter – The Artist’s Gallery and Beach Gallery in Va. Beach. Two two-person shows and one one
1968 Fashion Designer’s Assistant – Malia, Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
1965-1967 Fashion Designer’s Assistant – Tina Lesser International, NYC, NY

Career Related Activities

  • Member of Eastern Shore Art League, Eastern Shore of Virginia
  • Private Lessons and Painting Workshops

Awards and Honors

  • Best in Show, Eastern Shore Art League Member Show, 2001
  • Two Person Show- Virginia Wesleyan College, Norfolk,VA,2004
  • Two Person Show-Barrier Islands Center,Machipongo,VA,2005
  • One Woman Show-Nelson Fine Arts Gallery, Lexington, VA, 2005
  • One Woman Show-New Dominion Book Shop, Charlottesville, VA, 2006
  • Central Virginia Watercolor Guild- Juried Show 2000,2004,2005,2006
  • Featured Artist ,Art Upstairs Gallery,Charlottesville,VA,2007
  • One Woman Show-Beach Gallery,VA Beach,VA,2008
  • Featured Artist, Red Queen Gallery,Onancock,VA,2010,2011,2012
  • Two Person Show-Gallery at Fifth and Water,Charlottesville,VA,2012


  • Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA, 2006


  • Beach Gallery, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Ellen Moore Gallery, Cape Charles, VA
  • Hello Art Gallery, Onancock, VA
  • Bishop’s Stock Gallery, Snow Hill, MD