Thursday, September 18, 2014

A brief update

Well I have been quiet on the blog most of the summer, but have been painting and working a lot on my day job, so not much online posting lately.
 I currently have two paintings in a show with Craig Richards and Triad outdoor Painters in Mt. Airy, North Carolina. The exhibit will end then first week of October so if you are in the area check it out! Below is the invite from the opening but it also has the address and contact information of the gallery. Be sure to check out my website at and search " Justin Holdren Fine Art" on Facebook and "like" my page to get more frequent updates.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

40 under 40 exhibit in North Carolina

"Abandoned" 16" x 20" Acrylic on Canvas

 I just found out that my acrylic painting "Abandoned" was juried into the Alamance County Arts Council's "40 under 40" exhibit. The exhibition includes paintings from across the country and will run from April 24 - June 13, 2014 at The Sister galleries of the Captain White House in Graham, NC. Opening reception will be April 24 from 6:30-8:30pm. Hope to see you there!
To find out more about the show visit .

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

I'm Still Alive

Sorry for the lack of posting here lately. It is easier to update my facebook art page on the go, and I do that way more often and have been neglecting my blog here and on my website.

That being said, sometimes spending time with my wife and kids is more important. I had greatly reduced productivity in the studio last year, mainly due to so many irons in the fire. I had show obligations which I had to paint for and a few commisssions as well. Add to that refurbishing an investment property that we own for the next tenants, handling more things at home, a day job and our second child being way more active and into things than our first was, and I have just been burned out a little with not much energy for late studio hours! Guess it means that I am getting older since I can't stay up until 3am to paint any more without dragging the next day!

I am still working, just not posting much because I have been doing more studies for larger paintings than a lot of finished gallery work. I am learning to adjust my work schedule to get more done when the kids are sleeping! I am off to Disney in Florida with the family next week and will have some new things to show you when I return!

Friday, January 03, 2014

Apple Gallery Show

I drove to Danbury, NC in Stokes County today to deliver 3 paintings for the Triad Outdoor Painters show. We will have a show at the Apple Gallery from January 3 - January 28, 2013. The reception will be on Friday, January 10 at 5:30. To get directions to the gallery, visit

  If you are in the area, stop by and see the show!