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The fine craftsmanship of Spokane artist Melville Holmes extends not only to his own paintings and drawings but to hands-on art, color, and design consultation for public and private spaces. His “Old World,” traditionalist sensibilities have made him especially adept at historic interior renovation. His knowledge … Read More
The fine craftsmanship of Spokane artist Melville Holmes extends not only to his own paintings and drawings but to hands-on art, color, and design consultation for public and private spaces. His “Old World,” traditionalist sensibilities have made him especially adept at historic interior renovation. His knowledge and expertise in recommended conservation methods also qualifies him to repair many kinds of damaged art works. As a progressive classicist, Holmes works in oils and watercolors, painting timeless subjects in a literate fashion after the tradition of the Old Masters. His oil paintings are built with an interplay of transparent and opaque paint in multiple layers of paint, giving them a rich and deep luminosity. Read Less
Holmes paints timeless subjects in the tradition of the Old Masters. As a literate and progressive traditionalist, he builds his paintings from many layers of paint so that each painting has a subtle realism while also appearing hand crafted. His drawings inspire quiet contemplation of a world filled with meaning.
Melville Holmes accepts commissions for oil paintings and murals, design and decor consultation, and fine art restoration.
Member since: May 31, 2009