Thursday, December 30, 2010

I was just invited to an alpaca's birthday party. Top that!

Monday, December 13, 2010

"Milagros" at Sacred Machine Museum

Sacred Machine Museum is having another show that I have been invited to. This time around I have 3 works in the show. :) It is a Milagros themed show so my stuff fits perfect. here are two paintings and one drawing I shipped to them.

The show is from November 12th to Febuary 13th.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Great burger and great company

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Catch up time!

I've been really busy lately and ignoring my blog. I've had several shows since last time I posted so I thought I would bring everyone up to date.MF Gallery's part II of I Need Your Skull in Italy
Sacred Machine Museum in Tucson, AZ just finished up a show with some top notch artist including Mark Ryden, Chris Mars, Daniel Martin Diaz, Charlie Immer to name a few! I was so psyched to be sharing a wall with these greats. My painting sold and I ended up making a second sale because of the interest in my work. The museum told me the could have sold my painting several times over opening night. I told them that if they had the contact info for this painting had a twin brother. They looked them up and send them the info and they bought it. This first image (below) "Vision of Saint Luke" showed in the show and the second "Saint Luke's Hand II" was the second sale.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

About to watch a zombie puppet show

Friday, October 1, 2010

I hung one painting at sacred machine museum but sold two! :-D

Monday, September 20, 2010

I love Worcester. What other city can you go just about anywhere and bump into someone you know just about every time?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Is painting 65 pearls

Saturday, September 4, 2010

I've got a hang nail that have made people gaps!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Work being hung at Sacred Machine Museum

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Santa Muerte Music and Arts Festival

I'm more then excited to be participating in this show! It has some really high end and very popular artists like Mark Ryden, Daniel Martin Diaz and Chris Mars to name a few. The show will be posted online very soon!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Is stuffing my mouth with small sea creatures

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Great day for the electric bike. Im on it right now :-D

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I think my doctor just prescribed gin and tonic

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Why the hell is 101 diner closed on sunday?

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Is entering the grand salon

Monday, June 28, 2010

My Lincoln portrait is now hanging at Vincent's. Go and see!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

My new phone is slow!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Is in the mashpit!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Is standing in line at a job fair. That's it. Just standing here.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

My show is going on in Nyc and im stuck at work. : /

Friday, May 21, 2010

Three years ago today. RIP mom.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Watching rambo 1 at vincents. Yeah!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Pirate night at nick's tonight! Arrr there be plenty of rum on deck.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

in mexico an artist can give the government artwork to pay taxes

Sunday, April 11, 2010

"Puppy Play Date"

He may pretend he has no idea what you're saying sometimes but when it works for him he shows recognition. This is submitted evidence he is smart. EVIDENCE #1

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Is eating rabbit.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

My show in denmark starts in 10 minutes. Hurry up and get over there. Tomorrow is phoenix :-)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Open Studio

The show at Perihelion Arts Gallery will be really great! In this show I will have my first piece of jewelry I have ever been part of creating. Along with an artist friend of mine Sarah Brueck, I think we created something quite crazy! I love it!
I had a private party/open house event the other night. I wanted everyone of my friends to get the chance to see the show that I am having in Phoenix before I shipped it out. I have my first major solo show at Perihelion Arts GalleryI used these lables on my beer bottles and my wine bottles. They looked really cool on the beer but the wine bottles looked so good they were fooling people. Most people only saw the wine at first because it was out and they didn't realize until they saw my drawing on the wall.

I think the only wine bottle shots are on my cellphone. I guess they will come latter. but here is the top of the bottles with my chop.

This is my hand model for "Claddagh II" The lovely Nicole was gracious enough to pose with the work.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Quadrant Fantacy

April 1st will be a new show in Saeby Denmark! "Quadrant Fantasy" is a show put on by Fantasmus and Strychnin Gallery. The entire show is 12"x12" images which is great for me because that is the size I usually work in. This show has 47 artists from all around the world who deal in Surrealism and the Fantastic.

Here is the painting that I have in the show.

"Three Wise Men"

This image was created using three of my friends that posed for me. They are Bobby Gadoury, Tom Spears and Geoffrey Watson Oehling. All three are musicians that play at Nick's.

On show:
Katarina ALI · Annie BERTRAM · David M. BOWERS · Claus BRUSEN · Val DYSHLOV · Francois ESCALMEL · Magda FRANCOT · Andreas N. FRANZ · Kaelen GREEN · Linda GROEN · Gene GUYNN · Michaël HIEP · David HOCHBAUM · Scott HOLLOWAY · Tommas JØRGENSEN · Lisa Mei LING FONG · LukÁŠ KÁNDL · Steven KENNY · Richard KIRK · Dirk LARSEN · Edith LEBEAUGary LIPPENCOTT · Micha LOBI · LUDMILA · Ver MAR · Bethany MARCHMAN · William McDERMITT · Ansgar NOETH · Voytek NOWAKOWSKI · Peter van OOSTZANEN · Jose PARRA · Marcus POSTON · Tim ROOSEN · José ROOSEVELT · Lee Harvey ROSWELL · David STOUPAKIS · Yu SUGAWARA · Carsten SVENNSON · Daniël van NES · Raf VEULEMANS · Cas WATERMAN · Cliff WALLACE · Mark WILKINSON · Patrick WOODROFFE · Rodbney WOOD · Olivier ZAPPELLI · Chet ZAR

Saturday, February 27, 2010


Friday, February 26, 2010 By Craig S. Semon TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF

Way beyond skin-deep
Local artist’s somewhat morbid images featured in German publication

When it comes to Renaissance-inspired painter Scott Holloway and religion, his easel is his altar, his studio is his church and his finished paintings are divine works of art.

And, on top of that, some of his most rabid disciples live in Europe. You can’t get more Renaissance than that.

“I’m beginning to think that, maybe, people around here aren’t too crazy about the kind of stuff I do,” the 40-year-old Worcester-based artist acknowledged. “But I get a lot of attention in Europe, and in L.A., too.”

Holloway, who describes himself as a realist icon painter, is prominently featured in the recently published “Art That Creeps: Gothic Fantasies and the Macabre in Contemporary Art” from the Strychnin Gallery in Berlin, Germany.

Trying to reassure this reporter sitting in a dark corner of Nick’s Bar that his unique brand of “outsider art” or “dark art” is not a desperate cry for help, Holloway relays the unorthodox way he became associated with Strychnin Gallery’s owner (and book’s publisher), Yasha Young.

“I do a lot of what I guess people would call gory stuff, so (I thought) maybe Germany would like it,” Holloway said. “So I looked up German galleries. I found her MySpace and I started posting images. And she invited me to show in New York in 2006.”

Influenced by the anatomy that lives beneath the skin, Holloway recreates the intricacies of muscle and joints that are hidden under the human surface.

Holloway wanted his portraits to be more realistic, so he started drawing the anatomy of the human face.

“I’m really influenced by anatomy, like in the medical books. I’ve always watched the medical programs on TV,” Holloway said, somehow not even coming off the slightest bit ghoulish. “Traditionally, artists would paint the skeletons and then flesh it out. So I started teaching myself.”

In 2004, Holloway, who does own a real human skull (which was bought from a licensed archaeological company, not robbed from a grave), started painting a series of skulls, often draped in white cloth to symbolize purity. This became his “Adam” series, which is part of an even bigger, all-encompassing “Holy Relic” series, which is prominently featured in the book.

“If you look at a lot of old paintings of crucifixes, you will see a little skull and a couple bones on the ground and those symbolize Adam, representing original sin, and are juxtaposed with Christ, who died for man’s sins,” Holloway explained.

From Adam, Holloway moved to St. Luke, the patron saint of artists, sculptors and surgeons, for inspiration. With religious symbolism going hand-and-hand (both figuratively and literally) with anatomical precision, the painting “St. Luke” (also in the book) features a severed hand — minus its outer layer of skin — resting on a white shroud.

A young and impressionable Holloway first became fascinated by saints (and how they were personified by a correlating body part) when he attended St. Blaise Catholic Church in Bellingham. But it wasn’t until he graduated from high school that he got his first paying gig as an artist, painting murals for a major video-store chain in Woonsocket, R.I.

“I painted the ninja seven times for all of the martial arts sections of the major video store. We copied faces off video sleeves. We painted them on canvas and we glued them like wallpaper,” Holloway recalled. “I liked the horror because we painted a hand holding a skull with a snake going through it. It was some B-movie or something, not an A-list, but it was a fun one to do.”

Holloway’s aesthetic is the Renaissance, Christian painting genre. When he studied that at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, where he earned his BFA, Holloway said that’s when he stopped paying attention to all other aspects of art history altogether.

“I just fell in love with all the symbols that they used and all the metaphors and the skill they had,” Holloway said. “If you look at the work 100 years earlier, the Byzantine work, it was all flat. It was all emotionless. Once the Renaissance started, you would look at a painting and you would feel a presence, and that’s what blew me away.”

Despite living in the 21st century, Holloway has adopted many of the same materials and techniques of the Renaissance masters. Using marble dusts mixed with rabbit-skin glue, Holloway makes his 12-inch-by-12-inch painting panels smooth as a pearl. He uses the grisaille technique, a process of painting entirely in monochrome at first and using a light glazing of colors afterward.

In addition to his “Holy Relic” series, Holloway also has his “Rural Decay” series, which features New England barns in various stages of disrepair, prints of which are very popular at The Framer’s Gallery in Auburn, where he works part time.

Holloway’s latest obsession is using hand symbols and Claddagh ring translations. His first such painting features two skinless hands holding a heart that looks as though it was just removed from someone’s chest and a crown resting over its superior vena cava and aorta, all in front of a metallic, gold leaf background. His follow-up, which is in the works, will have two hands making a heart symbol with a fingernail piercing a thumb and creating a “Bleeding Heart.” Nicole Watson, the proprietor of Nick’s, is Holloway’s latest hand model.

“If I had all the time in the world, I’d be painting full-size nudes. I always wanted to do those,” Holloway admitted. “I would be doing as much as I can.”

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Oh the rain takes out my Dsl again. Fourth time complaining to verizon since the roofers f'ed up the lines.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Is getting ready for my press shoot tonight. My studio is a mess! Ugh

Thursday, January 28, 2010

on this snowy evening thinks it's a good night to heat up some hide glue. love that smell!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Just published in "Art That Creeps"!! via Strychnin Gallery, Berlin. I will be organizing a book signing in Worcester possibly at Nick's Bar & Restaurant TBA.

It only seems fitting as Nick's is a German themed bar. I have 8 pages of artwork!!! Needless to say I am very excited to spread the word.

The cover art is by Chet Zar from CA. and the book has artist from usa, germany, canada, italy, switzerland, japan, lithuania, the netherlands and belgium respectively. This is surely a great cross section of artist throughout the world in the field of "Gothic Fantasies and the Macabre in Contemororary Art" as the cover depicts!!

see more info at the Strychnin Gallery Blog or you can see diffent images at Korero Books (you can scroll throught some images) or if you are in America check out Amazon or Barnes & Noble!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

you can no longer get Sweet Heart candies with the words "bite me"

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