Happy Friday everyone! We are one day closer to this year's Antiques at the Gardens, and today I'm introducing you to the talent that is Holly Bryan. I am so excited for Holly to be a part of this year's Floral Tastemakers! She is traveling from Atlanta to be a part of this, and for that I'm so grateful!
As a native Atlantan, Holly grew up watching and helping her parents tend to their perennial garden where she developed a deep love and respect for nature. She fondly remembers picking the seasonal blooms and putting them together in a vase, then admiring all of the garden in that one little bouquet. At The University of Georgia she obtained a degree in painting and believes it was her exposure to the garden growing up that influenced her art later in life. In turn, her art background and academic training are certainly big influences on her style of arranging flowers today. She approach each job with the same objectives as she would a painting, placing importance on color, form, line, shape, space, texture, and value.
I have admired Holly's work for a while now, and I can't wait to see what she creates for the "Art of the Rose" next week! When talking to Holly, I asked her what her favorite rose was. She replied, "I cannot answer this with just one! I love any garden rose for sure. I guess I'm drawn to the more unique, non-traditional colors. I've really loved using Ascot, a pretty plum rose. Also, Early Grey is a gorgeous silver with a hint of lavender And I'm happy to work with a David Austin any day!"
I hope that you will join us at the Antiques at the Gardens at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens next week to see Holly's installation as well as the other tastemakers! To buy tickets, click HERE!