RedDot Reader Profile | Karen Blanchet

As you may have noticed, we’ve been taking a bit of a hiatus from Reader Profiles, but recently I decided that I want to bring them back. I really enjoy…

RedDot Reader Profile | Jodi Dann

Jodi Dann is an abstract artist living in Beavercreek, Oregon. Her paintings are full of interesting colors and imagery that take the viewer on incredible, imaginative journeys. I enjoyed talking…

RedDot Reader Profile | Lori Woodward

New Hampshire artist Lori Woodward’s warm, welcoming landscapes invoke the peaceful feeling of an afternoon drive through the lush countryside of the East Coast or a road trip through the…

RedDot Reader Profile | Sonja Caywood

Sonja Caywood from Dayton, Wyoming paints with oils and love at the base of the Bighorn Mountains. I enjoyed learning about what goes into her beautiful, lively paintings in our…

RedDot Reader Profile | Betty Jo Costanzo

Betty Jo Costanzo is an abstract artist who lives in Seattle, Washington. Her serene paintings are full of motion and beautifully blended colors. I enjoyed talking to Betty Jo about…

RedDot Reader Profile | Suzanne Massion

Oil painter Suzanne Poursine Massion lives in the rural Hampshire Township in Northern Illinois, about 60 miles west of Chicago. The picturesque farmland around her inspires the creation of her…

RedDot Reader Profile | Brian Billings

Abstract artist Brian Billings lives and paints in Gilbert, Arizona. His pieces combine painting and sculptural elements to create a unique, colorful experience for viewers. In our interview, Billings explained…

RedDot Reader Profile | Jonas Gerard

Painter and sculptor Jonas Gerard lives in Asheville, North Carolina. His incredible work bursts with color, and his live painting demonstrations blur the lines between visual art and performance. I…

RedDot Reader Profile | Holly Van Hart

Oil and acrylic artist Holly Van Hart paints colorful, abstract representations of scenes in nature in her studio in Silicon Valley, California.

I had a great conversation with Holly about her artwork and her career as a full-time artist.

Jason: When did you first become interested in art?

Holly Van Hart: I’ve always loved art and making things. As a girl I painted and did ceramics, crocheting, and calligraphy. Later, as an adult, I pursued painting passionately as a hobby – taking many classes, reading hundreds of books, forming an art critique group, and painting every spare minute. That led me down the path to where I am today . . . a professional full-time artist.

J: Are there other artists in your family?

HV: My mom is a painter and for many years taught painting workshops in New York.

RedDot Reader Profile | Linda Watson

In Pahoa, Hawaii, artist Linda S. Watson paints colorful oil and mixed media abstracts. Though she is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she has found a beautiful and…