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About Holly Aloha Jaynes

"The voyage of discovery lies not in seeking new vistas but in having new eyes."
- Marcel Proust

Artist Statement

Holly Aloha Jaynes Plein Air Painting at Easel
Holly Aloha Jaynes Plein Air Painting at Easel
Photo by Herb Goldberg
I have been creating art my entire life. It feeds my creative outlook giving me a vehicle to place my images. My art is inspired by healing images, words, patterns, color and light that supports and nurtures me and perhaps gives the viewer peace, wonder and hope.

Painting surrounded by Mother Nature’s great masses of color where the constantly changing light is an on going challenge to 'interpret my visual world upon the flat surface.' I continue to strive to see how a particular light affects the world, depending on the light conditions and relationships between the light and the shadow areas and how they come together to create the illusion of the subject. I primarily use a palette knife, building upon layers, allowing for the subtle color changes in large masses, which seems to be a never ending search.

Over time I have become a multi media artist because I love it all! From the visual beauty of the image's illusion to the story of objects in assemblage, collage, the sparkle and variety of beaded jewelry. I love whimsical and faux design and hand paint on clothing and furnitue,

faux walls and floor painting.

Over the years I have found that time is short.

Love fiercely, be in touch with loved ones, do community service and live each day to the fullest.

     Living an art full life is always in the process of  becoming; more willing, determined, forgiving and curious for me, to expand my art,

creativity and dreams to explore all possibilities.

About the Artist

Reception Guest and Friend, the late

Gloria D. Cameron and the Artist

sit under Gloria's portrait.

Holly Aloha Jaynes, Daughter of Aloha Carolyn Jaynes, Granddaughter of Carrie Aloha Fall, Aunt of Julie Aloha Jaynes, Great Aunt of Shirley Aloha jaynes.  We are not Hawaiian. My Great Grandmother named her daughter after a friend who moved to Hawaii in the late 1800’s. Aloha is Hawaiian for hello, goodbye and “In the spirit of love."

I am fortunate to live on Boston’s North Shore in the historic seaside town of Marblehead, a peninsula surrounded by the ocean and harbors.  It's a painter's paradise. The light here is wonderful for plein air painting and there are endless land and seascapes, architecture, animals and people for subject matter. Making art with people across the lifespan, helps to encourage them to believe that they indeed have imagination and the creativity to also live an art full life.

Education/Inspiration

I Graduated from Vesper-George School of Art and worked as a graphic designer/art director for several years.

I received my BFA from Massachusetts College of Art with a dual major in painting and photography.

Going to Lesley University in Cambridge MA dovetailed perfectly with my interests of spirituality, recovery, healing circles and the arts. I received my Masters in Expressive

Therapy, which combines the creative arts with healing and psychotherapy.

I am inspired by people I meet, places I go and nature in all its variety and beauty. I love to paint on Monhegan Island, Maine, an artist’s paradise, a tiny unspoiled island, 12 miles off

the coast of Maine. I admire and am inspired by artists Hans Hoffman, Henry Hensche, the Impressionists and many of the early and contemporary photographers, too many to list.

Andy Warhol was my hero in the 60’s and Robert Mapplethorpe soon became another. Philosophers, storytellers, people with interesting ideas, new ways of thinking and living life continue to influence me; Shawn McNiff, Clarisa Pinkola Estes, Margot Adler, Betty Friedan,

Bill W., Mary Oliver, Thich Nhat Hann and Judith Black are just a few! They have all given me

an AHA! Moment.

 

     

 

 

Friend of Holly's, and pianist, the late Neal Hatch, played at her

November 2004 Reception in the Ballroom Gallery

at Marblehead Arts Association's Hooper Mansion.

 

   

  

                               

Nancy Jaynes, cousin of the artist from Florida, views collages

up close and personal at the Marblehead Unitarian

Universalist Church's Stetson Gallery, June, 2009.

 

 

                       

Accomplished pianist and 13 year old friend, Kathi Marcos Alphin, played and sang a composition she wrote to poetry.  Friend, Louis Stella, of Salem MA, also played the piano for Holly's Reception in the Ballroom Gallery, Marblehead Arts Association 2009 Exhibit.                     

   

 

                                     

Tea Tree Project 2010

The Tea Tree is a 6' rusty iron rod sculpture from which oversized collaged tea bags hang.

The pseudo company's name is "Spot O Tea".   On the back of each label is a tea quote. 

                 

Apple Andy with Marilyn Mint          Skull's Black Currant                       Velvet Mocha Moose

                            

                              

Marblehead Festival of Arts, Fourth of July, Marblehead MA 2010

Left, Back of the Old Town House, Plein Air, Painting the Town.

The artist, next to her winning collage, End of the Day,

Winner of the Judge's Special Award & The Louise Remick Brown Award.

                                                          

Memberships

I am a member of the Marblehead Arts Association, Salem Arts Association & LynnArts, Massachusetts.

Interests

Time with my partner and our animals, gardening and making garden art, walking in the woods, along the ocean, singing with women's group, Calla Lily, hospice singing with Threshold Singers, riding my electric bicycle and meditation with The House Sangha of Marblehead and Salem.  Attending Rowe Camp and Conference Center, Rowe, MA, WomenSoul more than 25 years.

Community work, locally, or New Orleans and mobilizing to help others is an important part off my life. Click here to view my art dedicated to New Orleans.

Some Accomplishments

    * Don Howard Award, Mixed Media, "Fishing For Humanity"

    * HM, Arrangement/Tablescape, "Baby Shower for JFK", Boston Flower Show,

       The Garden Club Federation of Massachustetts,

       The Arrangers of Marblehead Garden Club  

    *  Blue Ribbon, Arrangement, "The Joy of Color", Topsfield Fair, The Garden Club

        Federation of Massachustetts, The Arrangers of Marblehead Garden Club  

    *  Book, The Dames: Honoring the Good Women of Farrell Court, Powder House Court and         Roads School, Photography

    *  Awards, Marblehead Festival of Arts, collage

    *  Blue Ribbon, Arrangement for Dinner Table, Arrangers of Marblehead

    *  First Prize, Abbot Library Pet Poster Contest, Marblehead MA, poster

    *  Louise Remick Brown Award, Marblehead Festival of Arts, collage

  • Special Award, Marblehead Festival of Arts, collage    
  • Best of Show, Marblehead Festival of Arts, MA, plein air oil painting
  • First Prize and Honorable Mention, Lafayette Rehab Center, Marblehead MA,        photography, “Tribute to Our Elders”.
  • Calendar, photography, Marblehead Chamber of Commerce
  • Director’s Choice, LynnArts, Lynn MA, three dimensional found object collage
  • Postcard, Marblehead Arts Association; oil painting of Hooper Mansion, Marblehead  
  • Association's home, used for brochures, ads and invitations.
  • Art Teacher, LynnArts Spring Art Camp, Lynn MA, Bell School, Marblehead MA, puppets and found object collage, Fine Arts Day

Exhibits/Shows

Solo Exhibits

2013 - Fall

Stetson Gallery, Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead MA

My HeART, New collage, found object art MMan Universalist Church of My MHeARTMarbleheadA

2013 - Winter

Stetson Gallery, Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead MA

All Mixed UP!, collage, painting and photography niUnitarian Universalist Church of

2012

Virginia Carten Gallery, Abbot Library, Marblehead MA

The Dames; Honoring The Good Women of Farrell Court, Powder House Court and Roads School

Photography, a book

Marblehead MA
2011
Cloister Gallery, St. Andrews Church, Marblehead MA
BuddhaNature, collage, painting

2009
Ballroom Gallery, Hooper Mansion, Marblehead Arts Association, M'hd MA
Mixed Media! Collage, oil painting, watercolor

Stetson Gallery, Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead, M'hd MA
New Works; Collage & Watercolor

2007
Stetson Gallery, Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead, M'hd MA
NOLA; New Orleans 18 Months Later;The Devastation Continues,
painting/photography

2004
Marblehead Arts Association, Marblehead MA, Ballroom
Pets, Places & People, painting/photography

2003
Gallery at Grovesnor, Salem MA
New Works, painting/photography

2002
Virginia Carten Gallery, Abbot Library, Marblehead MA
Land & Sea; Places I Love, painting/photography

2000
Marblehead Arts Association, Marblehead MA
Images, painting/photography/collage/decorative furniture

1992
Campus Camera Gallery, Boston University, Boston
Pictures that Matter, photography

1991
Winchester Library Art Gallery, Winchester MA
Interesting People, photography

1986
Stormy Harbor Café
, Provincetown MA, Summer Exhibit,
P.Town, paintings

1985
Modern Times Café, Cambridge MA, Oil Paintings

1976
Bebee Public Library, Wakefield MA, Oil Paintings

 

Group Shows

2016

Circle of Friends, Stetson Gallery, Marblehead MA

Mixed Media

Marblehead Festival of Art, Marblehead MA

Painting, mixed media & senior exhibits

Marblehead Festival of Arts, Fundraiser, Painted Cod

20155

Marblehead Festival of Arts, Marblehead MA

Painting, mixed media, (award) & senior exhibits

Marblehead Featival of Art, Fundraiser, Painted Cod

Marblehead Arts Association, Fundraiser, 5x7 donated art

2014

Marblehead Festival of Arts, Marblehead MA

Painting, drawing, mixed media, (award) senior exhibits & plein air painting

Fundraier, Bird House

2013

ARTSPEAK: RESTORE, An art show and concert to fight human trafficking

HighrockNorthShore, jewelry

2013

Marblehead Festival of Arts, Marblehead MA

Painting, drawing, mixed media, (award), photography, senior exhibits &

plein air painting

Marblehead Arts Association, Marblehead MA

Summer Show, collage

2012

Marblehead Arts Association, Marblehead MA

Group shows, painting, collage

Marblehead Festival of Arts, Marblehead MA

Painting, mixed media, collage (award) & plein air painting

Salem Arts Association, Salem MA

Group Shows, painting, collage


2011

Marblehead Arts Association, Marblehead MA
It Started in the Camera, photography-collage

Summer Show
Collage, painting

Salem Garden Club, Salem MA
Guest Artist, painting

LynnArts, Lynn MA
Bump, Found Object Art
Lump & Bump - Honorable mention
Guess What's In the Box?

Marblehead Festival of Arts, Marblehead MA
Painting, collage, (award), mixed media, plein air painting

2010
Salem Christmas Walk, Muse Art Studio & Gallery, Salem MA

Marblehead Festival of Arts, Auction; ceramic hand painted plate,

plein air painting

Marblehead & Salem Arts Association, Marblehead MA
The Blue Water Show, collage

Marblehead Art Walk, Watercolor Demo, Marblehead MA

Marblehead Arts Association
Sunset Women, painting
Birds of a Feather, Found object

2009

Salem Art Association, Salem Christams Walk, The Muse Studio, Salem MA

Marblehead Festival of Arts, Auction, ceramic hand painted plate

Marblehead Arts Association, Group Members Shows

Marblehead Festival of Arts, Plein Air, painting & mixed media

Marblehead Art Walk, Hestia Gallery, Decorative Furniture Demo,
oil paintings, jewelry

Marblehead & Salem Arts Associations, Marblehead MA
The Green Show, Marblehead MA

The Art Corner, Salem MA, Group Show, oil painting

Salem Arts Association, Artists Row, Salem MA
Mezzuzah!, group shows, Salem Arts Gallery & Shop

2008
Salem Arts Association, Salem Christmas Walk, The Muse Studio, Salem MA

North Shore Art Association, Associates Art Exhiibit, oil painting, Rockport MA

Marblehead Arts Association, Christmas Walk, paintings, jewelry, M'hd MA

Marblehead Arts Association, Group Members Shows, paintings, M'hd MA

The Art Corner, Spankin’ New, oil paintings, Salem MA

Marblehead Festival of Arts, Mixed media & plein air painting
Auction; cereamic hand painted plate

Marblehead Arts Association/Salem Arts Association, Marblehead MA
Art by Association, oil paintings, Marblehead MA

Marblehead Art Walk, Hestia Gallery, Decorative Furniture Demo,
oil paintings, jewelry

Salem Arts Association, Ode to Connell, Salem Arts Gallery, Artist Row,

Salem MA, found object art

2007
Marblehead Arts Association, Group Members Shows, oil painting, collage,
watercolor & photography

LynnArts, Paint! Lynn MA,

Salem Garden Club, Seaside Garden Tour,The Willows, Salem MA
Guest Artist, oil painting

Marblehead Festival of Arts Auction,
Autumn Painted Palette,
ceramic hand painted plate

Marblehead Festival of Arts, Plein Air Painting

Marblehead Art Walk, Hestia Gallery, Decorative Furniture Demo,
oil paintings, jewelry

Marblehead Cod Fish Festival, Hand-painted cod, "Marble Head Fairy Cod Mother"

collage & marbles on wood fish

Marblehead Arts Association, Christmas Walk, Beadazzled Jewelry,
hand-painted t-shirts, oil paintings

Marblehead Arts Association, Brushstrokes to Brushetta, oil painting

Salem Arts Association, Salem MA, Salem on Salem, oil paintings,

2006
Marblehead Festival of Arts, Painting Exhibit, plein air painting

Marblehead Arts Association Auction, hand-painted lobster buoy,
July 4th Mermaid,
Marblehead MA,

Stetson Gallery, Unitarian Church of Marblehead, Marblehead MA
Love Makes A Family, painting &, photography

2005
Marblehead Arts Association, Red, White & Blue, painting & furniture

Marblehead Festival of Arts, Plein Air Painting, Mixed Media, Painting Exhibit

Lafayette Rehabilitation Center, Marblehead MA, Tribute to Our Elders,
photography, First Prize & Honorable Mention

Marblehead Arts Association Auction, Hand-painted lobster buoy, M'hd MA

Stetson Gallery, Unitarian Church of Marblehead, Rainbow Friends,
painting & photography, Marblehead MA

LynnArts, Anything Goes, Lynn MA, collage,

2004
Marblehead Festival of Arts, Plein Air Painting

ArtSalem, Heritage Days, oil paintings, Salem MA

Swampscott Art Association, Spring Show, painting & collage

Marblehead Chamber of Commerce, Calendar, October,
Grandmother Tree at Fort Sewell, Marblehead MA

Marblehead Festival of Arts Auction, oil painting, Marblehead MA

Stetson Gallery, Unitarian Church of Marblehead
Pride!, painting, photography

2003
Widtfeldt Gallery, oil painting, hand-painted furniture, greeting cards,
Rockport MA

Marblehead Arts Association, Mardi Gras Mask, Silent Auction, M'hd MA

LynnArts, Furniture Fair, Hand-painted furniture, Lynn MA

Marblehead Festival of Arts, Plein Air Painting, Painting Exhibit

Marblehead Festival of Arts Auction, oil painting

LynnArts, Wild Woman of the Beach, found object collage, Lynn MA

Swampscott Art Association, Spring Show, painting & collage

LynnArts, Inspired by Love, photography, Lynn MA

Stetson Gallery, Unitarian Church of Marblehead,
Friends Together, painting & photography, Marblehead MA

2002
Marblehead Festival of Arts Auction, oil painting,
ceramic hand painted plate

Marblehead Arts Association Auction, hand-painting cod, M'hd MA

Swampscott Art Association, Winter Show, painting, Swampscott MA

Marblehead Festival of Arts, Plein Air Painting, Painting Exhibit

LynnArts Auction, Lynn MA, Fish On Wheels, found object art

Marblehead Rotary Auction, Marblehead MA, Autumn Palette,
oil painting

Stetson Gallery, Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead, M'hd MA
Circle of Friends, painting & photography

LynnArts, Barely There; The Human Nude, photography, Lynn MA

LynnArts, Earth, Wind & Fire, collage, Lynn MA

2001

Marblehead Festival of Arts, Plein Air Painting,
ceramic hand painted plate

2000
Marblehead Festival of Arts, Plein Air Painting

LynnArts, Seeing is Believing: Religious Art, collage, Lynn MA

Swampscott Art Association, Spring Show, painting & collage

1999
Marblehead Arts Association, oil painting, Hooper Mansion, M'hd MA

Stetson Gallery, Unitarian Church of Marblehead, Marblehead MA
Circle of Friends, painting, photography & furniture

1998
Stetson Gallery, Unitarian Church of Marblehead, Marblehead MA
Circle of Friends, painting, photography & furniture

1997
North Shore Medical Center, Danvers, Tribute to North Shore Women,
photography

Museum Place, Salem MA, Purple Hearts; Women in Recovery, photography

Noonan Gallery, Cambridge, MA, Members Show, Photography

Stetson Gallery, Unitarian Church of Marblehead, Marblehead MA
Circle of Friends, painting, photography & furniture

1996
Noonan Gallery, Cambridge MA, Celebrating The Goddess,
painting, photography & installation

1995
Cyclorama, Boston MA, Faces of Breast Cancer, traveling photographic exhibit

Cyclorama, Boston MA, World AIDS Day, collage

1994
Cyclorama, Boston MA, World AIDS Day, collage

Malden Art Guild, Malden MA, Members Show, painting

1993
Malden Art Guild, Malden MA, Members Show, painting, Honorable Mention

1991
Hera Gallery, Rhode Island, Juxtapositions, photography

1990
Club Café, Boston MA, Images; Three Photographers

Longwood Gallery, Mass College of Art, Boston MA, Senior Painting Exhibit

Tower Gallery, Mass College of Art, Boston MA
GALA Group Show, paintings & photography

1989
Tower Gallery, Mass College of Art, Boston MA
GALA Group Show, paintings & photography

Shawmut Bank, Boston MA, Exhibition, photography

Huntington Gallery, Mass College of Art, Boston, Landscape Painting Group

Great Hall, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA, Pro Arts Exhibition, photo.

Different Angle Gallery, Boston, Group Show, photography

1988
Tower Gallery, Mass College of Art, Boston MA
GALA Group Show, paintings & photography

Huntington Gallery, Mass College of Art, Boston
Four Women Show, oil paintings

1987
Huntington Gallery, Mass College of Art, Boston
Four Women Show, oil paintings

1986
Wednesday Gallery, Provincetown MA, Group Show, oil painting