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Chris Holley

A Thames Valley abstract/figurative painter and Fine Art graduate, Chris works steadily and exhibits regularly - regionally and in London. Her art features in many group exhibitions and she has also had several solo shows.

An extensive dance and choreographic background shines through in her lyrical work, her major creative motivators being aspects of dance/movement and also music.

Chris says: “Visual art, dance and music share great affinities and - for me - the boundaries between them continually blur, forming sources of infinite inspiration for my work.”

She gives frequent talks, accompanied by vivid graphics, charting the astonishing impact of Diaghilev and Ballets Russes on the direction of the visual arts. This is her specialist subject and you’ll find her writings on this rich and colourful topic in the archives of leading arts bodies here and overseas including, notably, the National Library of Art at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.