• gallery-image

Objects of Desire x The New Craftsmen

Holly will exhibit her newest work, a selection of six paintings on reclaimed wooden palettes, as part of a themed show at The New Craftsmen in November 2018.

Please check The New Craftsmen for details

  • gallery-image
  • gallery-image
  • gallery-image

Solo Exhibition: ' Holly's Ark'

03 - 24 November 2018, Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Sussex
Land Ahoy! Holly's first solo exhibition in two years and her second at the beautiful Zimmer Stewart Gallery in Arundel, this show will include 41 original illustrations made for her wallpaper and fabric designs for Andrew Martin, a collection of her trademark multiple ink-on-paper animals along with a new band of characters including the fated Dodo…

Please email James Stewart or call the gallery on +44 (0)1903 882063

  • gallery-image
  • gallery-image

Secret Charter: Sale of Postcards

12 - 5 pm 15th October at Dulwich Picture Gallery, London
Another great excuse to visit the Dulwich Picture Gallery - as if any excuse were needed - a sale of original postcard-sized work by a select group of artists whose identities remain a secret until you buy one and turn it over to find their signature on the back! Holly has contributed to this one-off, prestigious fundraiser along with Anthony Gormley, Tracey Emin, Maggie Hambling, Bruce Mclean and Julian Opie. All proceeds will fund the Arts at Charter School in Dulwich.

Register your interest

unnamed (2)unnamed (2)

Open Studio Weekend

401 ½ Studios, 401 Wandsworth Road, London, SW8 2JP
Meet Holly and her fellow makers at this year's open studio event. All are very welcome to drop by and visit. 

Open Studio runs on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October, 10am - 6pm

  • gallery-image
  • gallery-image
  • gallery-image
  • gallery-image
  • gallery-image

Holly’s Ark × ArtPress

Holly has once again collaborated with ArtPress, the leading UK fine art publishers. Art Press have chosen eight animal paintings from the Holly’s Ark series and reproduced them as single cards - available to buy individually or as a set. Available now from all good greetings card retailers...

Order your set of Holly’s Ark cards directly from Artpress


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

Welcome to Holly's Ark! A brand new set of fine bone china side plates bespoke designed by Holly and featuring a motley menagerie of adventuring animals. Eight different side plates detail Holly’s paintings which are screen-printed and hand applied onto Staffordshire fine bone china. Included in the 8 inch collection are a meerkat, chimpanzee, crocodile, pig, zebra, sealion, hippo and bear. Suitable for all ages, dishwasher safe and microwavable.

Available now from the Holly Frean Shop

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

24 November - 16 December 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 will be opened by Paul Smith himself.


Makers House, Burberry

The Old Foyle's Bookshop on Charling Cross Road, September 2016

Britain's finest makers, curated by The New Craftsmen, brought Burberry's 2016 A/W collection to life through installations, demonstrations and live performances. Holly was the featured fine artist in the house, painting miniature ‘ancestral' portraits of visitors from inside her very own gabardine tent. 


401 ½ Studios Open Weekend

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. 401 Wandsworth Road, London SW8 2JP, Private View Thursday 17 November 2016 6–9pm.


Andrew Martin Collaboration

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.

ING Discerning Eye 2016

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’. 

Read more about the show here


Limited Edition Prints

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


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.

Check out Chick'n'Sours

Anthropologie Chickens

Hcollaborated with US lifestyle shop Anthropologie on several successful tableware collections between 2012-2018. In addition to this, the King's Road store in London offered Holly an exhibition titled ’Fowl Play' to coincide with her first collection launch. Holly doesn’t keep any stock of any Anthropologie products but will gladly take commissions for personalised ceramic tableware and will be happy to receive your emails at [email protected]

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

Click here for more information

© 2018 Holly Frean. All rights reserved
Design by Polytechnic