Bayard Hollins paints the conjunction between the emotional place and "the rawness of nature." The paintings are imbued with the energy of the brushstrokes. The artist leaves room for the viewer's input, rather than defining the scene, precisely. There is a union of intent and execution.
Sculpture is another path for this artist.
Hollins' formal education took place, in large part, abroad. Besides a year at the New York Academy of Art, Hollins studied at the Florence Academy of Art; Studio Cecil-Graves, Florence, Italy; Cleveland Inst. of Art, Program at Lacoste, France; and U. of Salamanca, Spain. Numerous, solo and group shows have been held from California, to Colorado, to Montana, to Maine.
The work is in corporate, American and International collections, such as that of T.R.H. Prince and Princess Robert de Luxembourg, of Geneva, Switzerland.