Stepping into an Epic Dream- Artist as Collector

From the great plains of the mid west, Oklahoma based artist Holly WIlson is this week’s guest blogger for the Artist as Collector Series.

Holly’s Dream
Gouache on paper
24″ x 24″
©Eleanor Spiess-Ferris
Eleanor Spiess- Ferris is a dear friend I met while living in Chicago. Her work is so powerful. 

“Holly’s Dream” is a narrative story of the swan traveling to meet the woman in the woods. One of my favorite parts is that of the swan shown moving, traveling in time through the painting- each time getting closer to the woman.

When I view her work I always feel as if I have stepped into the middle of an epic dream.

Holly Wilson has exhibited her intimate bronze sculptures and her mixed media encaustic relief sculptures nationally. Wilson’s figures draw both from real life and legends of her Delaware and Cherokee background. 


  1. Sharmon Davidson
    July 25, 2013

    Wow- I LOVE this painting! If it was a dream, it would be one of those that haunts you until you can figure out the message it wants to convey. Just fantastic!

  2. Margaret Almon
    July 25, 2013

    What a wonderful thing to incorporate into your life and spirit!

  3. Nanci Hersh
    August 3, 2013

    Thanks for visiting Sharmon and Margaret. I really love this piece too, so magical!


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