Kiff Holland FCA, CSMA, RI (HON)

Kiff HollandBorn in South Africa, Kiff Holland received his formal art training at the University of Witwatersrand and the Johannesburg School of Art. He chose to immigrate to Canada in 1975 and soon discovered the new spectrum of soft colours and ethereal hues offered by this northern land.

The artist’s ardour for juxtaposing luminous colours can be found in his mural, First Schoolhouse, 1883. The calculated interaction of texture, light and the flickering network of colour patches demonstrate the influence that both Bauhaus and the impressionists had on Holland’s artistic development.

Holland’s works in acrylic, watercolour and oil have been exhibited at the British Institute of Painters in Watercolour and the Royal Society of British Artists. His paintings can be found in galleries in North America and South Africa.