Anthony has been painting since 2004 and is a self taught painter. Studying every book in the public library prior to touching a paint brush, the rush of art has never ceased. Early development of his unique/signature style has led viewers to repeat the same words over and over again; "I've never seen anything like it before". "In the isolated cold climate of Canada, I paint the days when foliage is abundant and which defies man's gentrification of it. Through the tradition of natural scenery or otherwise, my intention as an artist is to invigorate it, as it were, with a unique process of applying pure unadulterated oil paint in a manner that would appear as natural growth yet supernatural in its rhythmic behaviour. I call it the 'Hollenstyle'. I also furthered this technique into texturizing the air itself, harnessing and unifying the picture plane. "What I find interesting about oil painting in particular is its thickness and how I found a way to apply it as no one has done before. Lush vegetation needs to grow out of the painting so to speak, and I make it so! The time and cost is high but the result is quite unique, intriguing and entrancing. My goal as a visual artist is to have my work interface with the viewer, escorting them into my nature."
Artist: Anthony Hollenstein