Laurel Holmes

An emerging artist, I left the corporate environment in 2012 to concentrate on art making and relocated from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 2016. My painting training has been with Karin Daymond and Ricky Burnett.

Although working mainly in painting (oils on canvas) and recently wax encaustic and mixed media, printmaking came into the mix, through workshops at The Artists’ Press in 2013 and Sharon Sampson studio in 2014/5 and in 2019, two internships at Warren Editions.

I have paintings and print works in some private international and local collections as well as South African corporate collections.


Various group exhibitions at In Toto Gallery, Halifax Art, Rotary Art Festival, the inaugural SA Fine Art Print Fair.


Turbine Art Fair (Gallery 2), ‘Surface matters’ (Halifax Art), ‘‘Scapes’ (State of the Art) and Liebrecht Gallery. 


Exhibitions included ‘Disclosure’ and the SA Fine Art Print Fair (Halifax Art), ‘Earth Garden’ and Turbine Art Fair (Gallery 2) and other group exhibitions with Carol Lee Fine Art, In Toto Gallery, Liebrecht Gallery and State of the Art.


The White River Gallery re-launch exhibition; Innibos: ‘Mosterd na de Maal’; Turbine Art Fair (Gallery 2, Halifax Art); nano 1.2 (Barnard Gallery), ‘As it was’ (White River Gallery group exhibition). Contributed to GIF4 (The Artists’ Press).


‘Surface and Depth’ (Gallery 2, with Danielle Malherbe); nano 1.3 (Barnard Gallery); Turbine Art Fair (Gallery 2 and White River Gallery); ‘Don’t drink the milk’ (No End Gallery); ‘Land & Sea’ (Art on Avenues); ‘Say Africa’ (White River Gallery). Initiator of Kommetjie Open Studios.


‘Light from Dark’ (printmakers in conversation with Alma Vorster); ‘She’ (Riebeeck Kasteel Contemporary); Turbine Art Fair (White River Gallery); joined The Printing Girls by invitation.