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Hollie Martin

Hollie
Martin

artist

Hollie Martin is a talented artist and textile designer, creating beautifully colourful and calming prints inspired by her seaside home on the Central coast. Hollie’s works have been transformed into silk scarves and her dream is to one day produce a body of work for a fashion label. She should, we’d buy her clothes! And we’re also hoping to collaborate on a project or two in the near future.

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13-04-2016

On the wall

Visual insights with creative artist Hollie Martin

Question number 1 Favourite pair of shoes
Question number 2 View from your window
Question number 3 Something you can't live without
Question number 4 Most loved object in your house
Question number 5 Something that inspires you
Question number 6 A selfie for the wall
Question number 7 What represents your work at present
Question number 8 Favourite food this week
Question number 9 Texture, colour, or both
Question number 10 Screensaver on your phone
The long story

01.When did you realise you were creative?

Like most kids I was into drawing and painting from a young age. I used to make jewellery when I was little and liked making clothes for my dolls too.  It wasn’t until I was in high school that I realised that I wanted to pursue a creative path.

02.What do you currently do for work?

I’m actually between jobs at the moment. I’d like to say that art brings in enough money for me to survive but unfortunately thats not a reality so at the minute I’m on the hunt for a day job.

03.Have you always worked in this field?

While I was studying art I also worked as a dental nurse which has been ongoing over the years. In the past year I’ve had the opportunity to manage reception and admin roles within creative organisations so I guess the answer is yes and no.

04.What inspires you the most at present?

Nature.

05.Your favourite project to date?

The production of my silk scarves in 2014 is hands down my favourite project. I was so happy with the outcome and it was such a rewarding process.

06.Talk us through an average work day?

At the moment it’s pretty unstructured. I like to wake up and have some breakfast and then get the dogs out for a walk at the beach or go to the ocean baths and do some laps. After that I’m ready to start a day of job searching or painting. At the moment I’m working on a commission so thats taking up most of the day. 

07.Who are your biggest style influences?

When it comes to art, the abstract expressionists. If we’re talking fashion, Patti Smith and Erin Wasson :)

08.Your idea of a dream project?

Textiles. I would love to produce a body of work for a fashion label.

09.The biggest challenge in your career?

My decision to move overseas in 2014 was a massive leap that I took. Things were really beginning to gain momentum in Sydney for my work and I chose to put it all on hold. The experience was a huge test for me personally and has definitely been a challenge in terms of my creative career.

10.What are you looking forward to?

Going bushwalking on the weekend.

The long story

01.When did you realise you were creative?

Like most kids I was into drawing and painting from a young age. I used to make jewellery when I was little and liked making clothes for my dolls too.  It wasn’t until I was in high school that I realised that I wanted to pursue a creative path.

02.What do you currently do for work?

I’m actually between jobs at the moment. I’d like to say that art brings in enough money for me to survive but unfortunately thats not a reality so at the minute I’m on the hunt for a day job.

03.Have you always worked in this field?

While I was studying art I also worked as a dental nurse which has been ongoing over the years. In the past year I’ve had the opportunity to manage reception and admin roles within creative organisations so I guess the answer is yes and no.

04.What inspires you the most at present?

Nature.

05.Your favourite project to date?

The production of my silk scarves in 2014 is hands down my favourite project. I was so happy with the outcome and it was such a rewarding process.

06.Talk us through an average work day?

At the moment it’s pretty unstructured. I like to wake up and have some breakfast and then get the dogs out for a walk at the beach or go to the ocean baths and do some laps. After that I’m ready to start a day of job searching or painting. At the moment I’m working on a commission so thats taking up most of the day. 

07.Who are your biggest style influences?

When it comes to art, the abstract expressionists. If we’re talking fashion, Patti Smith and Erin Wasson :)

08.Your idea of a dream project?

Textiles. I would love to produce a body of work for a fashion label.

09.The biggest challenge in your career?

My decision to move overseas in 2014 was a massive leap that I took. Things were really beginning to gain momentum in Sydney for my work and I chose to put it all on hold. The experience was a huge test for me personally and has definitely been a challenge in terms of my creative career.

10.What are you looking forward to?

Going bushwalking on the weekend.

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