Brucie Holler, a South Carolina native, received a BFA in painting from Florida State University and did graduate work at the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore. She then moved to Telluride, Colorado and worked for seven years teaching and serving as Director of Exhibitions for the Ah Haa School for the Arts, a non-profit art school. She has studied with a variety of internationally known painters including Richard Smith, Mario Martinez, and Truman Lowe among others and has shown her work in galleries in Florida, South Carolina and Colorado. She moved back to South Carolina in 1997 where she maintains a studio.
Brucie makes art accessible to everyone! Her classes inspire freedom, creativity and insight… …her sense of humor and warm spirit bring light and depth to her teaching style.
Have you ever been wanting to get out of a rut? I suggest finding yourself in Brucie’s class as she will give you the tools and feedback and freedom with a paint brush like NO OTHER. Her attitude towards painting is refreshing and freeing: ” Follow your instinct”; “It is just paint, paint over it”; “try”. I have NEVER had anyone encourage or inspire me more with a paint brush. Watching the class all smile and enjoy and discover our voices and handwriting – what pure joy!!!! She inspired me to paint and to not stop. I had FUN!!!!!!! Brucie pushed my boundaries and dared me to go further, all with the kindest hint of suggestions, oh she is a magician as a teacher.
Brucie teaches art in a manner that is both enriching and enlightening. She can teach to the experienced, trained artist and then to the beginning novice, removing the intimidation and apprehension the untrained can expected to feel. Such is her skill, that she can gently reach inside her students and inspire them to realize the creative spirit that is in us all.