Mark Holme
Mark Holme, the animal sculptor who gives life to twisting and bending wire. His animals invade his workshop studio, galleries and private collections. A native New Englander and graduate of Southeastern Mass. University with a BFA in Visual Design, Mark lives in rural Massachusetts where he and his wife enjoy spending time with family in their 310 year old farmhouse. From that harmonious center he sustains his fine art pursuits through painting, illustration sculpting and exhibit design. Wildlife and it's environment has been the consistent theme in my work over the years. Over the past several years I have been intrigued with depicting the motion and anatomy of wildlife in wire sculpture. In my Wild Wire series I use 16 gauge industrial wire and draw animals in 3D-sometimes using only one piece of wire. My goal is to use the wire to created elements that speak to the essence of a particular animal. I begin by breaking down the animal to it's unique motion, key features and personality that represents the animal. I enjoy telling a story in my pieces-whether it's a group of deer that got startled and bound away or a cheetah in hot pursuit of it's prey. The subject matter is endless in what is possible. By creating each piece I learn something about the animal and how best to represent it in it's form. An award winning designer Mark has also excelled in the fine art of oil painting as well as other mediums. He has over 25 years as a professional in the visual arts field. He is a member of the Society of Animal Artists and continues to exhibit at several galleries. He enjoys being outdoors and the beauty of the environments he depicts in his work. He continues to re-invent his style and medium along his journey.