In the Red Gallery we’re proud to present the work of artist Holly Wilson (Werner) in an exhibit titled Spring Collection. Wilson (Werner) has had a relationship with flowers beginning as a child at her Grandmother’s side in the garden. Her affinity for flowers has acted as a conduit linking the phases of her artistic career. Beginning at 16 in the flower business, Holly was taught floral design by national award winning floral artist, Wally Crook. After studying business at the University of Oregon, Holly purchased Fisher’s Flowers in 1983, using flowers as her medium to express art. In 2008 she created a Fine Art Gallery within Fisher’s, adding Galleria to her cache of artistic endeavors. Teaching color & composition in floral design herself, Holly has also taken instruction from world renowned pastel masters including Wolf Kahn, Albert Handell and Dawn Emerson. Holly has been featured artist in a number of solo regional exhibits and as partner of the collaborative team Leach~Werner Studio. Wilson (Werner) recently launched a collection of wearables featuring images of her art digitally reproduced onto fabric, available internationally. These wearables will also be on display and for sale at the Umpqua Valley Arts Center!
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website