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Holly’s Ark × ArtPress

Available now from all art greetings card retailers
Holly has once again collaborated with ArtPress, the leading fine art card publishers. Eight of Holly's animals from her Holly's Ark painting series have been beautifully reproduced as single cards, available individually or as a set. Blank inside for your message.

Group Show at Paul Smith

Paul Smith brings together a stellar line up of artists for one almighty group show
Holly Frean was invited to show two paintings at the most recent Paul Smith-curated exhibition at his London HQ on Albemarle Street. This follows on from her solo show 'Who's Counting' exhibited at Paul Smith in 2016.


Introducing Holly's Ark

An ark of adventurous animals on Staffordshire fine bone china
Welcome to Holly's Ark, featuring a motley menagerie of adventuring animals. Eight different side plates detail original paintings screenprinted onto the plates. Included in the 8 inch collection are a meerkat, chimpanzee, crocodile, pig, zebra, sealion, hippo and bear.

Available now from the Holly Frean shop

“Who’s Counting” solo exhibition at Paul Smith, Albemarle Street, London

No. 9 Albemarle St, London W1S 4HH. November 24th–December 16th 2016
Holly's solo show at Paul Smith's London flagship store on Albemarle Street features a large selection of recent paintings, drawings and specially commissioned kinetic sculptures designed especially for the shop windows. The show was opened by Paul Smith himself.

401 1/2 Studios Open Weekend

401 Wandsworth Road, London SW8 2JP, Private View Thursday 17 November 2016 6–9pm
401 1/2 host their annual open weekend, offering collectors a chance to meet, commission and buy from a diverse stable of artists in their own studios. 

Makers House, Burberry

1 Manette Street, London W1D 4AT. Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th September 2016, 10am – 7pm
Britain's finest makers, curated by The New Craftsmen, brough Burberry's latest collection to life through installations, demonstrations and live performances. Holly was the featured fine artist at the house, painting miniature portraits of visitors from inside her very own gabardine tent.

Andrew Martin collaboration

Launched at Maison + Objet,  September 2016

Holly was invited to collaborate on a collection with international design house Andrew Martin. Using Holly's paintings and designs, Andrew Martin developed fabrics, wallpapers and cushions featuring everything from flocked penguins to velvet lions with a veritable (actual!) Noah's Ark of animal paintings in between.

 The fabric has appeared in room sets for the film 'Christopher Robin' and is stocked at Andrew Martin, John Lewis and Jane Clayton.

ING Discerning Eye 2016

On show and for sale 17-27 November 2016, at Mall Galleries, London W1
Last year designer-turned-artist-turned-judge, Nicole Farhi, invited Holly to exhibit three of her portraits of old Masters on the walls of the Mall Galleries. We are delighted to announce that Holly has been selected for exhibition again with her bronze wall-sculpture ‘Rembrandt’s Palette’. 

Limited Edition Prints

Limited Edition giclee prints are now available via the Holly Frean Shop

Christmas Open Studios

17, 19, 20 November 2016
Join Holly and her studio buddies for a glass of wine at her annual pre-Christmas open studios at 401 Workshops, London

Cluck Cluck

Head to 390 Kingsland Road, Dalston or Covent Garden's Seven Dials to see Holly's egg-stravagant painted window decals all over East-London's best fried chicken shop, Chick'n'Sours. Yum! Image via decal guys, Planarama.

Anthropologie Chickens

Holly collaborated with US lifestyle shop Anthropologie on several successful tableware collections between 2012-2018. In addition to this, the King's Road store in London an exhibition 'Fowl Play' to coincide with her first collection launch. Holly doesn’t keep any stock but will gladly take commissions for personalised ceramic ware and will be happy to receive your emails at studio@hollyfrean.com.



From Dawn To Decadence

A commission from the Folio Society to paint miniature portraits of the characters Jacques Barzun writes about in his book 500 Years of Western Cultural Life from 1500 to Present Day 

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