Hi guys! We are back with our Q&A segment.
Today we are talking to the artist Crispin Holder. Crispin’s paintings are celebration of colour, form and process.They exist purely to stimulate the viewer; to bring visual pleasure and ignite individual objective reﬂection. For those viewing his work he states that “The viewer is not required to ‘get' my paintings, only to look, consider and enjoy”. Crispin is talking to us about his art work and inspirations, enjoy!
What is “art” to you?
To me personally, art is an outlet. A chance to visually express the way I look at the world, the things that interest me and the thought processes that I go through. Producing art is my way of documenting the ideas buzzing around in my head through colour and composition. I avoid ﬁgurative work as I tend to make it too direct in its narrative. I like to express my thought processes rather than my actual thoughts.
Can you tell us a bit about yourself and how you got into the arts?
I ﬁrst got to really explore my creativity when I was at secondary school. I had a great art teacher who encouraged her students to express themselves through a variety of styles and mediums to discover what came naturally to each individual. I then went on to study a Art and Design Foundation course before specialising in Fine Art at university.
After leaving university I worked in the digital design & print and 3D design industries for nearly twenty years before deciding to return full time to my ﬁrst passion of painting.