My Curriculum Vitae

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Born in England, and graduating from the University of London, Holton has had a diverse career, including working as a Town Planner, a Geologist in East Africa and Australia, a senior manager in IT for BHP and Woodside in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth and subsequently Director of IT Consulting with Ernst and Young. Holton's background was to become a great platform to launch his carer as a professional artist.

 

Holton’s Perth studio is situated in the serene eastern hills of Perth, Western Australia; with is wife, Waree, he also has an arts guesthouse in NE Thailand where he teaches and paints.

 

After studying for a Diploma of Art at the prestigious Claremont School of Art, Perth, Holton established his professional artistic career in 1994 with his first solo exhibition of Pilbara landscapes at Woodside Petroleum in Perth and Karratha, Western Australia.

 

Holton interprets the diversity and beauty of Australian landscapes through his modern analysis of impressionism.  In his recent works Holton juxtaposes his strikingly vivid landscapes with whimsical, dreamlike Chagall-esque figures, through which we feel a sense of emotion which is separate from his landscape although encapsulated within it.  “Characteristically these works communicate to people in different ways as they interpret them from the source of their own experience and emotions.” states Holton.

 

His work is always innovative, and with an enthusiasm and passion for art he concurrently develops several themes both painterly and conceptual, with characteristic movement, colour and wit.  Holton’s paintings are in acrylic and oil on canvas or cotton rag paper, incorporating a wide range of techniques from rough brushing, in which he drags paint across the canvas, to the glow of multiple translucent glazes.

                          

He is continually experimenting and developing new ideas so that his work covers a wide range of subject matter and techniques: include landscapes and townscapes which capture the essence of Western Australia, figurative works, nudes and flower studies.

 

Holton’s influences include Lloyd Rees, Van Gogh, Bonnard, Klimt, the Fauves, Lucian Freud, Arthur Boyd, John Perceval, Brett Whitely, Marc Chagall, Garry Shead, Fred Williams, Stanley Spencer and Paula Rego.

 

His artwork is represented in many private and public collections throughout Australia and internationally.  Holton has had many successful annual exhibitions at galleries in Perth, Broome, Yallingup, Mandurah, Adelaide, Melbourne, Cairns, UK and the USA.  His paintings have been used in several books, CDs and magazines for publishers including the Australian Broadcasting Commission, Michigan University Press, the New York Art Guide and Palette Magazine.


In March 1995 he established the first Internet art gallery in Australia, at www.peach.asn.au.  The orignial gallery still exists but recently it has has been superseded by jeremyholton.com which this is designed to display lovely images on tablets and smart phones as will ask desktops, TVs etc.

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My Bio

Jeremy Holton Bio:


 

1940

Born in Dunstable, England

1965-66

Geologist in Dar-es Salaam and Dodoma, Tanzania, East Africa

1966-67

Town Planner in Kent, England

1967-69

Geologist, with BHP in Whyalla, South Australia

1969-70

Trained in Information Technology by BHP in Wollongong in NSW

1970-77

Established and managed IT support for exploration, mining and petroleum business units for BHP.  Regularly travelled around Australia to support mining sites

1977-87

Seconded to Woodside in Perth.  Established and managed IT function for the NW Shelf Gas Project during feasibility, construction and operation phases of project

1987-99

Management Consultant with accounting firm Ernst & Young.

1989-99

Owner manager commercial stone fruit orchard in Mount Helena, Perth Hills.

1993-99

Artist with part time management consultant and orchardist.

March 1995

Established the first Internet World Wide Web galleries in Australia (Peach Tree Gallery, http://www.peachtreegallery.com).

1999 to date

Full time artist

2004 to 2006

Moved to Thailand where her established studio

2006-date

Returned to Australia to care for elderly parents.  Established studio in Perth Hills while maintaining studio in Thailand


 

Medium

Acrylic, oil, oil pastels and inks on canvas and paper


 

Subject matter

Landscapes, flowers, nudes and works from imagination.


 

Studies

1988-94 Studied for Diploma of Art at Claremont School of Art in Perth


 

Influences

Lloyd Rees, Van Gogh, Bonnard, Klimt, the Fauvres, Lucian Freud, Arthur Boyd, Sidney Nolan, John Perceval, Brett Whitely, Chagall, Garry Shead and Fred Williams


 

Exhibitions

Group and mixed exhibitions

 

1992  Accent Gallery, Subiaco, WA

 

1993  Accent Gallery, Subiaco, WA

 

1994  Galleria del Mondo, Fremantle, WA

 

1997  Accent Gallery, Subiaco, WA

 

          The A Shed, Fremantle, WA

 

          Morales Art Galleries, Nags Head, North Carolina, USA

 

           Rocky Bay at Hyatt Hotel, Perth

 

1998  Koz Arts Gallery, Mandurah, WA

 

          Maxwell’s Fine Art Gallery of Roleystone, WA

 

1999  Maxwell’s Fine Art Gallery of Roleystone, WA

 

          Matso’s Gallery, Broome, WA

 

          Perth Society of Artists

 

          Utopia Gallery, Cairns, Queensland

 

2000  Maxwell’s Fine Art Gallery of Roleystone, WA

 

          Utopia Gallery, Cairns, Queensland

 

          Yallingup Galleries, Yallingup WA

 

          Perth Society of Artists

 

          Pearler’s Row Gallery, Broome, WA

 

2001  Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza, Victoria

 

          Mahoney’s Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria

 

          Yallingup Galleries, Yallingup, WA

 

          Perth Society of Artists

 

          Pearler’s Row Gallery, Broome, WA

 

2002  Fishbone Gallery, Mandurah, WA

 

          Pearler’s Row Gallery, Broome, WA

 

          Perth Society of Artists (award for best painting)

 

2003  Perth Society of Artists

 

2004  Perth Society of Artists

 

2005  Perth Society of Artists

 

2006  Perth Society of Artists 2007  Perth Society of Artists

2007  Painting the town

 

2008  Perth Society of Artists

 

2011  Garden Studio, Yallingup Galleries, Yallingup, WA

 

2011  Rogue Gallery, Chelsea, New York, USA

 

2010 Mundaring Hills Open Studios

 

2011 Mundaring Hills Open Studios

 

2012 Mundaring Hills Open Studios

 

2013 Mundaring Hills Open Studios

 

2014 ZigZag Gallery, Kalamunda

 

2014 Mundaring Hills Open Studios

 

2015 Mundaring Hills Open Studios

 

Solo exhibitions

 

1994  Woodside Offshore Petroleum, Perth, WA

 

           Frame and Paint Art Gallery, Karratha, WA (now closed)

 

1995  The Gallery of Fine Art, Perth, WA

 

1996  The Gallery of Fine Art, Perth, WA (now closed)

 

1997  Matso’s Gallery, Broome, WA

 

1998  Matso’s Gallery, Broome, WA (now closed)

 

           Accent Gallery, Subiaco, WA

 

1999  Impressions Gallery, Cultural Centre, Perth. WA

 

           Accent Fine Art Gallery, Subiaco, WA

 

2000  Accent Fine Art Gallery, Subiaco WA (now closed)

 

2002  Accent Fine Art Gallery, Dalkeith, WA (now closed)

 

           Artist in Residence, Sandalford Caversham Estate Winery, WA

 

2003  Greenhill Galleries, Adelaide, SA

 

2004  Challen & Rafferty Gallery, Subiaco, WA

 

           DDC charity exhibition at Melbourne Hotel, Perth, WA

 

2005  Challen & Rafferty Gallery, Subiaco, WA (now closed)

 

2007  Tristans Gallery, Lake Street, Northbridge, WA (Cancelled due to closure of gallery)

 

2008  Gallery Nine by Five, Fremantle, WA (now closed)

 

2009  Joint exhibition with Kaye Devlin at Jane Brook Winery, Swan Valley, WA

 

2010  Perth Concert Hall

 

2013 Elements Art Gallery, Dalkeith, Western Australia


 

Represented

Telstra

 

Alinta Gas

 

New Norcia

 

Newman College Junior School

 

ANZ Bank

 

WA, Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council

 

WA, York Shire Council

 

Private collections in WA, Victoria, NSW, Queensland, USA, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Germany, New Zealand, Canada, Kuwait and UK


 

Exhibiting in these Galleries

Yallingup Galleries, Yallingup, WA

 

Monet Gallery, Guildford, Western Australia


 

Commissions

Numerous private commissions


 

Publications

Arts Unlimited, Vol 2 No 1 February 1995

 

‘Il museo che non c’e’ – The Museum Which Does Not Exist’ CD-ROM published by dgPIXEL, Italy

 

Off-line World Wide Web CD-ROM published by SOHO Media Co Ltd, Taipei

 

Japanese Tourist Map of Perth, published by Perth Express, annually 1999 to 2004

 

Cover of talking book ‘We of the Never Never’ published by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 1999

 

Cover of book “Island Farm” published by Michigan State University Press, 2000

 

Cover of book “An Endless Afternoon” published by WA Lactation Consultants, 2000

 

Cover of talking book “Pilgrimage” published by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2000

 

Cover of CD “Sax and the single girl III”

Article in The New York Art Guide

Greetings cards – The Romantic Card Company – Beverley Hills (Planned)

 

Artist’s Palette Magazine,  November, 2004

 

Artist’s Palette Magazine, March/April 2009

Teaching

Trish Austin’s Art School, Parkerville, WA

 

Crucible Studios, Toodyay, WA

 

Jan Cross Extraordinary Mind Project

 

Teaches oil pastel techniques to artist groups

 

Teaches in his Thailand Arts  Guesthouse

Media

Many reviews and articles in newspapers and magazines

Judging

2008   May - Toodyay Art Society, Toodyay WA

2008 & 2009 – Toodyay Show -   Arts section, Toodyay WA

2010 Metrochurch Community Art Award, Norhtbridge, WA

2014 The Fred Killiok Memorial Art Award, Northam WA

2016 Fred Killick Art Awards at Northam, WA

2019 Painting and Drawing section, Kelmscott Agricultural Show

Contacts

Australia: Peach Tree Arts, 740 Dibble Street, MOUNT HELENA, Western Australia, Australia 6082

 

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