Holly Wales (b. 1983) is a UK based illustrator. Her work explores a variety of subject matter and is predominantly drawing-based, pushing colour marker pens to their limits. Holly works with text and multiple layers of colour & info to deconstruct forms & produce dynamic compositions.

Holly’s client list includes Bloomberg, Conde Nast, Deutsche Bank, Esquire, Financial Times, Frieze Art Fair, GQ, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Mens Health, National Geographic, Byron Hamburgers, The Huffington Post, The V&A, Uniqlo, Urban OutfittersWired and many more.

Holly currently illustrates a monthly cocktail column for GQ Deutschland. Holly also illustrated a regular weekly column, “Lives“, for The New York Times Magazine between 2008-2013.

Holly’s work plays on chance and process to produce a body of work which remains in a constant state of flux, highlighting moments in time and celebrating the handmade. She has also exhibited work internationally and had her work featured in a number of books and magazines.

Holly has also written projects and taught on illustration and design programmes at Winchester School of Art, University of Westminster, Central St Martins, Brighton University, Camberwell College of Arts, Leeds College of Art & Design, Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, Falmouth University, University of the West of England, University of Derby and Cardiff School of Art.

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 Holly Wales portrait

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