Holly Tourdot is a full-time artist living on Madeline Island since 2003. She came to Red Cliff in 1999 as a legal intern and left law school dropout who was no longer ashamed of being an artist. Seeing Lake Superior for the first time changed for the first time changed her life. It corrected her assessment of her abilities and her role in this life. She accidentally moved to Madeline Island and juggled her creativity with jobs until 2009. Then, she quit the job-job-jobby-job-type-jobs and began to rely solely on her art to pay the bills.
Holly's love for water, trees, rock, and sky compels her landscaping painting. She has developed two signature series: The Sleeping Dogs of Madeline Island and Precipice. As a busy grandmother, Holly moved from detailed studio pieces to the open air. This has allowed her to create fast, loose, painterly landscapes. Holly has been commissioned for portraits, line drawing signs, and all of the island murals. She has created over 700 pieces in the years she haas lived on Madeline Island. Less than two dozen of her original works remain unsold.
Currently Holly is selling very few of those originals but offers small, numbered, giclee prints. Holly creates the inconsistently published Madeline Island calendar from scratch. The latest featured local food producers for 2021. Her greeting cards and prints are available through galleries and online.
Holly accepts commissions for portraits, signs, and line drawing for half-down. There is currently a 4-month waiting list. To arrange a commission, contact Holly through email.
Holly lives on Madeline Island but now commutes to her Cornucopia studio to paint, build, garden and tend chickens. Her Cornucopia studio will be her Giverny. See more of her work at hollytroudot.com