Welcome to Beverly Holman Art based in Hermosa Beach, California. Thank you for visiting my site. Read below in order to learn more about my love of steampunk and assemblage art.
I grew up in Chicago and was a budding artist prior to my teen years. However, making a living as an artist wasn’t a viable option for me and so I began a career in finance. I am now thoroughly enjoying my second career, having returned to the world of art! My passion for creating a design from common and antique Victorian objects is now a part of my daily life. Of course I continue to make time for my two beloved dachshunds (Garbo and Greta) and my husband, Ron.
I never really thought of myself as an artist. I simply wanted to have fun putting some interesting items together. I have always loved assemblage art, although, I didn’t know it had a name. I have many friends who are artists and we are always looking for something we can put together using new techniques. A lot of times we fail but we always try and try again.
Each new project begins with a main item like a pair of opera glasses. I then plan the structure: either a handmade wooden base or a metal base. Sometimes these bases are from junked lamps, clocks, or broken musical instruments. I don’t think of these items as trash but rather as a path to something whimsical and fun for someone to appreciate from their childhood: a game they played or an item they had in their home or school. I love to look for these things on our vacations, outings, or while visiting friends and family. I have a lot of friends who donate items they no longer want to my art work collection.
You can start your own project by taking something you have in a drawer (even a greeting card will work), putting interesting bits and pieces together. You might be surprised by what you come up with!
Thanks again for visiting my site. Please feel free to get in touch with me, any time. I welcome your questions, comments, and orders. You can also find me on Twitter and Facebook. I look forward to connecting with you!
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