Jim Holland was born in Schenectady, NY in 1955. His attraction to places close to the water may have begun with my childhood vacations to Adirondack Mountain lakes. While still young, Holland moved to the Florida coast and in the summer of 1978, vacationed on Cape Cod. Since then the Atlantic coast has been at the center of his work.
In 1979 Holland received a degree in graphic design. Although while in college he also took some painting, printmaking and photography courses, he is largely self-taught. Holland’s approach to painting has been influenced by Edward Hopper, other American regional artists and photorealist painting.
His work has been exhibited throughout the Northeast in various one-person and group shows, and is included in numerous private and institutional collections in the United States and Europe.