Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Spotlight: Christina Holmes

The Gaze
watercolor, 31" x 24"
Christina Holmes

When Christina Holmes left her native England and relocated to California, she rekindled her lifelong passion for horses as a way to take a break from the fast-paced life of Silicon Valley. She also redirected her illustration talents toward fine art painting in watercolor, focussing on the cowboy culture of the West.

Christina attends the Cowgirl Up gathering in Arizona every year and sold the original of this painting to Toni Tennille (of The Captain and Tennille) on opening night a couple of years ago. Christina also won First Place at the Cow Palace Grand National Art and Wine show a few years ago. She is currently artist-in-residence at Allegro Fine Art in Portola Valley, CA.

Please pop over to Christina's blog to see more of her work.


  1. Thank you Chris for featuring my piece. You have been an inspiration for me, and I have loved your work ever since I met you through the Pacific Art League as a teacher....

  2. Just beautiful! Thanks for introducing me to her work.

  3. Thanks, Christina -- I'm very pleased to share your work -- it's wonderful!!

    Thanks, Carrie -- Glad you enjoyed Christina's work!!

  4. Thank you for you kind words, and thanks to Chris for posting my work!!

  5. Amazing piece! thank you for sharing Christina's work!!


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