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Ann Holder Art

Artist in the beautiful mountains of NC. ⭐️⭐️PayPal and Venmo accepted. Contact me for more information.
Opening at 10:00 AM tomorrow
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2 years ago
Everything Ann does - artwork, delivery, communication - is done with excellence and attention to detail. Working with Ann is a delight.
- Joann F
2 years ago
- Merrilee T

Photo Realistic Paintings and Drawings

Hi there!

My name is Ann Holder, and I’ve been creating “something artistic” all my life.

As a child I had an enormous box of color crayons in all shapes and sizes and a healthy supply of coloring books and drawing paper. I also had the biggest tin of watercolors given to me by my brother upon his return from Vietnam. I remember that day so clearly! I was about 7 years old.

As I grew up I loved doing crafts of all kinds- string art, play doe, shrinky-dinks (remember those?), jewelry making, knitting and crocheting. In college I specialized in studio art with a concentration in oil and acrylic painting. I also excelled in drawing and enjoyed pottery (enjoyed-not excelled! Ha!).

From 1986 to 2010 I raised a family, lived in various places in the US, homeschooled, and taught art classes to children. Arts and crafts were always a wonderful outlet for me and a small source of income.

In 2011 I married a wonderful man that supported and encouraged me to pursue my passion in Art. In 2012 I opened the Holder Fine Art Studio in Hendersonville, NC. My studio is dedicated to honoring God with my work in colored pencil and pastel, watercolor, acrylic and oil painting. Jesus saved my life.

My greatest reward as an artist has been creating memorial portraits for those who’ve experienced a loss in their lives. I’m always moved by the stories I hear of how a beloved someone or a sweet family pet has impacted the lives of my clients. I find my thoughts, prayers, heart, and occasionally tears, are incorporated into my drawings or paintings from these stories.

As you can probably guess, my faith plays a big part in what I do and the direction of my work. I choose to do photo realism- to make something as “life-like” as I possibly can. I love drawing from life whether it’s an animal, a flower, bird, pet or person! It’s made such an impact on me to realize that paper and pencil work is nothing compared to the One who makes the real, living, thing! That just floors me! Each of us is a one-of-a-kind work of art! Isn’t that awesome?

If you would like to know more about God, please feel free to ask me. Also, if you have a Bible or access to one, I highly recommend reading it and journaling what stands out to you. I suggest starting in the New Testament book of John if you want assistance in knowing where to begin.

So that’s my story!

I’m taking commissions and would love to create something special for you. Please let me know how I can best meet your needs. I’m happy to add you to my work schedule!

I have original and certified giclee reproductions available for sale as well. I’m also introducing a line of greeting cards and will have more to offer in the days ahead. Did you see my raccoon card? He was fun to draw!

I hope you enjoy!

God bless you and keep you,


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  • (828) 278-7422

Business Hours

Mon:10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue:10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed:10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu:10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri:10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat:10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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