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Jeremy Holton
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After graduating in England, Jeremy worked as a Town Planner in UK, a Geologist in East Africa and Australia, an Information Technology executive in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth and subsequently a management consultant.

He has settled in the Eastern Hills of Perth, Western Australia in his commercial stone fruit orchard, to concentrate on his development as a professional artist. He studied for the Diploma of Art at the Claremont School of Art, in Perth.

"So many contemporary paintings are either so simple in concept as to become boring or have violent ugly themes which are downright depressing. . . . As an artist, my greatest reward is when collectors say that my paintings continue to grow with time and that they make them feel happy."

In 1994 he held his first solo exhibition of Pilbara landscapes at Woodside Petroleum in Perth and in Karratha. Since then he has had highly successful annual exhibitions at galleries in Perth as well as exhibiting in Broome, Yallingup, Mandurah, Cairns and the USA.

His paintings have proved to be popular with publishers and are used in book covers published by the Australian Broadcasting Commission and Michigan University Press.

Jeremy has been influenced by Lloyd Rees, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Bonnard, Klimt, Fauvism, Brett Whiteley, Hundertwasser and Fred Williams. His subject matter is mainly landscapes/townscapes, which capture the colours and contrasts of Western Australia, together with some nudes and flower studies.

His work is immediately recognisable due to his strong style. He has developed techniques that create brilliant and unusual colour effects, using oil pastels and inks on paper, resulting in paintings that glow with an Inner Light. The visual appeal of his work has led to his popularity as a Western Australian landscape artist.

Recently, Jeremy has been working mainly with Alkyd paint. This is a resin-based paint almost indistinguishable from oils, except that it has greater clarity (it does not yellow with age) and it dries more quickly. Working on cotton rag paper he has been able combine watercolour and oils techniques in the same painting.

Jeremy's work is represented in many private and public collections, both in Australia and internationally.

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