" I usually don’t paint or alone or on Sundays. I was cat sitting for a friend last winter and decided to go for an early morning walk on East beach. The water was so peaceful , calm and quiet. I grabbed my supplies from my car and walked to the shore. I could see gulls doing their morning scavenging and a few dolphins in the waves. I was pretty much alone for the time I painted. Focusing being quiet and present. At the end of the session I felt as if I had attended the ‘church of the sea’. Refreshed and restored. Painted on location."
The Wildling Museum is excited to welcome Holly Hungett as its current Featured Local Artist and to offer her artwork online and in its Museum Gift Store.
Holly Hungett considers herself to be primarily a pleinair painter who loves being outside in all conditions, feeling the air, wind, smells and sounds.
“Often something in the scene grabs my attention and reminds me to be still and present with the earth, my body and breath. When that happens, I feel like I am in a heightened state of FLOW. These times don’t happen each time…, but when they do occur, they are magical and healing. I hope that some of that feeling of ‘stopping, breathing and being still’ will be transmitted through my paintings.”
She has lived in the Santa Barbara area with her husband since 1986 and cites a lifelong love of nature, as well as the long-term practice of yoga, movement and healing bodywork as influences in her artwork and sensitivities.
Holly’s artworks are available for pick-up only (from the Wildling Museum in Solvang, CA) after online purchase. All artwork is sold framed – the unframed image is included in the product listing only to show the actual artwork more clearly.