fur and feather



1989 -1992 - BA Hons Fine Art University of Sunderland

Exhibitions and Art Competitions

1996 - Laing Exhibition - art piece Landscapes and Seascapes
1997 - South Bank Banner exhibition - short-listed -work exhibited in London
1998 - 'The People Show' - self portrait -exhibited and short-listed -Newcastle
1999 - 'Bluebell Gallery' - Byker 5 works selected and exhibited
2000 - PAWS 2000 - short-listed for International Wildlife Competition from 1,350 entrants - North London
2000 - Faber Castell -National pastel competition - Runner up- Landscape section -Olympia London
2000 - Whoops Gallery - secured commission to produce two large permanent art pieces for Whoops Gallery.
2001 - 'Page to Screen' exhibited at Catherine Cookson Exhibition South Shields Museum - May to November
2001 - PAWS 2001 (and 2004) - two paintings short-listed and selected as finalist for International Wildlife                                                                      competition - North London.
2001 - SAA exhibition - exhibited painting at annual exhibition
2002 - Assign - PI Summer Exhibition - large artpiece exhibited (also exhibited 2003,2004 and 2005)
2002 - SAA exhibition - exhibited wildlife painting at open exhibition in October
2003 - Billingham Open - work exhibited in Summer Exhibition -June July 2003 (also 2004)
2003 - Colliers Gallery, Newcastle 25 works exhibited in June/July 'Cartoon and Illustrations' exhibition
2004 - Gallerina Gallery - Darlington - Current Fine artworks selected for showcasing in the gallery in Autumn
2004/5- Art Fair Seaburn Centre twice yearly on going showcasing new Hollis original works and
                            in-house prints
2005 The Biscuit Factory - joint exhibition  6 x works exhibited at 'The Incredible Dream Company' exhibition                                                      - Sept/Oct 2005
2005/6 Assign Exhibition Sculpture -'Friends Reunited for 'Art in a Brit Box' - Oct 05 - 2 x graphite on  paper
                                                         originals December 06
2007 -  Frances Thirlway Arts - 'Get Carter'  exhibition  - Invited guest artist to joint exhibition  - December 2007
2008 -  'The Spirit of the Game'  - Artist and Illustrators  Art Competition - judged by Paul Trevillion ,3rd place for
                 abstract Fencer artpiece.

Published works

The Sword - Illustrations published quarterly in 'The Sword' periodical of the British Fencing Association -
                   contract ongoing- images in print
Book Covers - three front covers for USA publishing company Fantasy Art
Grove Cranes - selected to produce image for Grove Crane's New Impressions Seminar - 2000 in France
Brighton 2000 - corporate image used on all publicity for Brighton 2000 international veterans fencing competition
Book illustration 2001 - 10 water-colour illustrations for the Whoops child safety project part of the Children's
                   Foundation illustrating the safety book 'Oscar and Freddy Teach us to Listen'.- Book presented to the
                   Duke of York (Prince Andrew) - edition SOLD OUT

Limited edition Christmas cards produced annually for SL Communication Translation Company Wismar,
2002 Christmas cards - 2 images produced for 'The Children's Foundation' in print for end of year 2002
A&I Art Magazine - published in the member's gallery Jan 2001. Also press release in article by BJ
                               Grafton,prize winning painting course in Nice - Sept. 2002
Limited Edition and open edition prints Isle of Skye series + large output pieces +South of France series +
                                                                 others (please enquire with artist )
Limited Edition A1 print 'Look Before You Leap' Art piece (please enquire with artist) - Hollis Fine Art
                                          Prints -  available from the artist

Recent Commissions

2000 - Chiquito's Leicester Square - on site mural for Tex Mex Restaurant
2000 - Whoops Gallery , Children's Foundation - commissioned to produce two permanent art pieces for
                                                                             gallery - acrylic on board 7' x 5' each
2000 - Catherine Cookson - ITV series ' A Dinner of Herbs' faux oils , watercolours and artworks for series.
                                           Work exhibited at 'Page to Screen' exhibition, S. Shields
2001 - Segedunum Roman Fort Museum - large two wall art piece for interactive exhibition
2001/2 Freeman Hospital - Newcastle - full room mural cardio thoracic and artwork for Intensive. care
2002 - Dunston Hospital - full room mural - Bluebell Wood in patients bathroom for NHS week
2002 - Espionage - Bar night club - produced all internal wall art Aberdeen
2003 - QE Hospital Gateshead, Large wall mural and poem 'The Dragon Rider's Return'
2003 - Discovery Museum- Newcastle, Large wall mural Equine and Hussars,'A Soldiers Life' exhibition April
2003 - Segedunum Museum Large art piece 8'x12' Time Machine for 'TimeTrek exhibition. Hadrian's Wall
2003 - Baja Beach Club Gateshead - Nine large figurative murals for refitted night club in August
2003 - Frankenstein's Dr Frankenstein's mural En Grisaille on slate
2003 - The Italian Connection Restaurant Large Tuscan Landscape Mural for opening of restaurant acrylic
                                                                    on plaster
2003 - Catch a Falling Star Lantern Festival Artist in Residence visual documentation large acrylic on
                                                                        canvas on permanent exhibition
2004 - QE Hospital Gateshead children's A&I , Ante Natal, 'Under the Sea' murals also, external murals for
                                Paediatric Unit - ongoing
2005 - South Shields Museum. - Trompe l'oeil large murals - Carboniferous Forest, Heroes of Trafalgar and
            Shipwreck -April to July 2005
2005 - Sunderland Royal Hospital 2 x Large Wall Mural Paediatrics 'The Incredible Voyage'+ ' Cat and
                                                      the Fiddle' + private commission -'Jungle' nursery mural
2006 - La Monde Bar and Hotel - exclusive hotel Edinburgh - two large murals in bar, 3 x ceiling murals and
                                                   main bedroom suite
2006 - Kathmandu - Nepal painting excursion in April 2006 Wismar Germany painting in Summer 06
            Dublin Ireland painting on location Oct 06
2007 -  RoyalHospital -  78 sq metre mural in lift lobby - Paediatric and Care of the Elderly entrance area
2007 -   Colegate -  Dining Room mural for primary school to encourage healthy eating and exercise.
2007 -   Woodlawn - Whitley Bay -   2 x projects -  Outdoor logo mural - exterior mural in Mosaic pond area
2007 -   Private commissions -  'Portrait of Josh' - (titled - 'Ready for Work')  -see 'Fur and Feather' on website
2007 -  The Mermaid's Tail 2 x large murals of Mermaids - Seafood Restaurant - Leicester Square