Chloë Holt

After her first sell-out exhibition at Ffin Y Parc in 2013 Chloë followed with exhibitions of equal merit in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. The pinnacle of 2018 is set to be her Major Solo Show taking place at Ffin Y Parc Gallery on 22nd July. Chloë will also be producing a brand new collection for Gallerina in November to coincide their 20th Birthday.

Also visit Chris Holmes Antiques, Harrogate, North Yorkshire; David Simon Contemporary, Bath and Gallerina, Darlington, North East England to find select works showcased on changing display. Please contact galleries direct to find out availability of work.

"For her new show with us at Ffin y Parc, Chloe has focused on still-life and seascapes. The sea paintings are big and loud. They catch the spray flying through the air, and the restless tide seething around the rocks. Here, time rushes past, hollering. Each second is new and unique, everything can change in an instant.
When painting the flowers and fruit, or the bowls and blades that she finds and brings back to her studio like souvenirs or treasure, time is patient and watchful. Chloe is intent on the imperfections and the flaws: the flowers bloom and blaze, but they also droop and fade; and the bowls - well they’re cracked and dented, and the blades are blunt and rusty…
But as Leonard Cohen wrote:
‘There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.’
These elegant and contemplative paintings are full of the bravery and nobility that the light reveals. They honour the inevitable damages and decay inflicted by time, and find beauty and comfort there. They remind us that while much is fleeting, falling, fading, there is also transcendence and grace…
"Beauty is truth, truth beauty,” – that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.’
- Ffin Y Parc Gallery 2016

"Chloe’s work is elegant and beautifully constructed. She chooses simple, mundane objects, and transforms them through the act of painting them, revealing their essence and revelling in the details and scars which make them unique. Her responses are instinctive, almost improvisational and yet they are also sophisticated and contemplative. Her objects have history and dignity; as past and a purpose." - Roland Powell and Ralph Sanders, Ffin y Parc Gallery 2014.

"In 2012, Chloe became [one of] the youngest artist['s] ever to be elected a member of the Royal Cambrian Academy, and she was awarded the Sir Kyffin Williams drawing prize. She paints with a confidence and maturity beyond her years. For her first show here at Ffin y Parc, she has made work based on landscape and buildings in and around the Conwy Valley.

These works are deftly constructed and beautiful. They appear rough-hewn, but also have a lightness, delicacy and much fine detail. Many of the pieces incorporate found objects - bits of string, rusty nails, fragments of wood. They are the proof: the links in the chain of evidence from the things the artist sees to the feelings they evoke, the memories they make and the connections they ignite.

These inclusions, along with the fragments of words and numbers, as if the paintings are made on old books or ledgers; and the often muted colours which give the work a sun-bleached, age-faded patina, again seek to catch at the value and persistence of memory, and the way our memories are mutable over time.

Whether pressed under glass like preserved specimens, or in old found frames like heirlooms or relics, these works speak of the past, of memory, of connection. Things that we bring from other places, or rescue from oblivion accrue meaning and significance over time. They anchor us in our reality and help preserve our identity. They are our history and our narrative." -Roland Powell and Ralph Sanders, Ffin y Parc Gallery 2013.

Elected one of the youngest ever RCA Academicians in 2012 of the Royal Cambrian Academy

The New Light charity purchased "Marmalade" for their private collection in 2015 which is available within a touring exhibition to both private and public spaces.

In Summer 2014 Chloë illustrated a beautiful book by Will Ottley, Mountain Garden. A limited number of signed by author and artist copies are available at Chris Holmes Antiques or direct from Chloë.

Chloe is also represented by Panter & Hall, Pall Mall, London.

Winner of the Kyffin Williams Drawing Prize 2012 for the work "Beina".

Awarded the International 'Lorenzo il Magnifico' prize for works on paper at The Florence Biennale 2009.