Light reveals and defines, color creates mood, and shadows
harmonize and connect my paintings. This perception has generated many
radiant works. Kiff Holland's paintings reveal his experience of light,
its ability to reveal and conceal, to define and to cloud, to excite
and to soothe. Light and color make mountains, water, trees, people,
pots and flowers, faces, and glass eminently paintable.
Holland was born in South Africa where he received his formal art
training. In 1975 he immigrated to Canada. In addition to his work as
an artist, Kiff Holland teaches in the Design & Illustration
Department at the Capilano College.
He is a past president of the
Federation of Canadian Artists and was elected a Signature Member of
the American Watercolor Society in 1992. His work has won many awards
in Canada and the United States. Galleries in Vancouver, Saltspring
Island, Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto show his work.
Holland lives with his wife Janet on the edge of the forest in North Vancouver.