Brushes With Love: Holly Carr

Undoubtedly, art has the power to lead us out of our darkest moments. This love story belongs to Holly Carr, a Canadian artist who turns silk into stories with her unique style of silk paintings, creating joyful magic with her brushes.

In addition to her other pursuits, she captivates audiences with her mesmerizing live performance art that unfolds on stage to the backdrop of live music. Her artistic journey has taken her across the nation, including her notable 26-date tour alongside the late Stewart Maclean of Vinyl Café fame. One of her early sources of inspiration was the cherished Ernie Coombs, the Canadian entertainer who brought Mr. Dressup to life. His enduring legacy, infused with kindness and character, continues to shape Holly’s artistic path.

Recently, Holly has brought to life an extraordinary art installation called Light In The Forest: an intersection of art, music and mental wellness filled with messages of hope and resilience. The installation was inspired by her then young son, who suffered from anxiety. Knowing the purpose of this project had a bigger contribution to make and more people to reach, it’s evolved into a multimedia immersive experience, an award-winning children’s book and an app that Holly developed with Acadia University. Light In The Forest has touched the lives of over 3000 youth across Nova Scotia.

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Presented by Charm Diamond Centres

Hosted by Nancy Regan

Produced by Podstarter

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