DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(120817)SPOTLIGHT HOLLEY VERRETT, ARTIST

SPOTLIGHT – HOLLEY VERRETT, AN EDUCATOR AND ARTIST, BEGAN DOING WOOD ART WITH HER FATHER WHEN SHE WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL 15 YEARS AGO.

WHILE IN HIGH SCHOOL, HOLLY SUFFERED A MINOR INJURY IN THE AREA OF HER WRIST AND DECIDED TO FOCUS ON WOOD ART INSTEAD OF WOOD CARVING.

(HOLLEY VERRETT, PYROGRAPHER)

“I DO AN ART CALLED PYOGRAPHY. IT’S NOT VERY COMMON. IT SEEM LIKE, PEOPLE REALLY KNOW WHAT IT IS, BUT IT’S THE ART OF WOOD BURNING. ‘PYRO’ – MEANING FIRE. ‘GRAPH’ – AS IN ‘TO WRITE’.”

THE TIME THAT IT TAKES TO CREAT OF PIECE OF WOOD ART VARIES FROM ONE HOUR TO FOUR OR FIVE HOURS AND SOMETIMES DAYS.

(HOLLEY VERRETT, PYROGRAPHER)

“IT REALLY DEPENDS OF THE PIECE AND THE DESIGN AND THE SIZE. SOME OF THEM ARE VERY DETAILED, AND THEY CAN TAKE ME DAYS. THE PORTRAITS USUALLY TAKE A LOT LONGER. BUT THER WAS A PIECE THAT I DID TODAY IN JUST A COUPLE OF HOURS.”

HOLLY USES A SEVERAL TOOLS. SHE USES A WOOD BURNING IRON, AND LARGE PROFESSIONAL BURNER, THE VARIOUS WOODS AND SUPPLIES ARE PURCHASED FROM LOCATIONS, LIKE HOBBY LOBBY AND ON LINE AT WALNUT HOLLOW.COM.

(HOLLEY VERRETT, PYROGRAPHER)

“MY FAVORITE IS CEDAR, BECAUSE IT HAS A BEAUTIFUL AROMA, AND THE END PRODUCT IS ABSOLUTLY GORGEOUS.”

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE OR HAVE A CUSTOM PIECE OF WOOD ART GO TO ‘HOLLEY-WOOD ART’ ON FACEBOOK OR EMAIL HOLLY AT: HOLLEY.WOODART@YAHOO.COM.

FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA.

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Author: Danny Barrera