Holly Sneath

Holly Sneath

B.A., M.F.A.

Holly Sneath lives and works from her studio in Hamilton.

Over the past 40 years, Holly has explored many genres, including landscape, portrait and abstraction. Her summer escape to the District of Timiskaming in Northern Ontario inspires the smaller works en plein air, as well as the larger studio paintings. The magical skies, the ever-changing lake and the crazy Jack Pines never fail to illicit response.

She has been an instructor at Dundas Valley School of Art since January 2000, teaching drawing and painting classes in portrait, figure, still life, landscape and abstraction. Holly also teaches at George Brown College, Toronto, in the Design and Media Studies Departments.

Holly’s work can be seen at the Carnegie Gallery, in Dundas Ontario. Her works can be found in collections in Canada, the U.S.A., and Italy.

She holds an MFA from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., and a BA from the University of Waterloo.

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Holly teaches drawing and painting at Dundas Valley School of Art as well as George Brown College, School of Design, Toronto, Ontario.

*M.F.A., (Master of Fine Arts) in Painting, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1990

*B.A., Fine Arts, University of Waterloo, 1988.


  • Portraits, Gallery on the Bay, Hamilton ON, March 2013
  • New Work, Gallery on the Bay, Hamilton ON, May 2011
  • Fugue, New Work, Gallery on the Bay, Hamilton ON, April 2009
  • FlipSide, New Paintings, Carnegie Gallery, Dundas ON, February 2009
  • Pastels, Dofasco Gallery, Dundas ON November 2004
  • Paintings and Pottery, St. James Anglican Church, Dundas, ON April 1999
  • Council for the Arts Invitational Exhibition, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, March 1994.
  • Paintings, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Hartell Gallery, Cornell University, April 1990
  • Prints and Paintings, Olive Tjaden Gallery, Cornell University, March 1990
  • Out of Character, Olive Tjaden Gallery, Cornell University, February 1990
  • New Works: Graduate Student Show, Olive Tjaden Gallery, Cornell, Oct. ‘88 , ‘89
  • Recent Works, Colombus Centre Art Gallery, Toronto, ON, December 1986
  • XXIV Mostra Regionale di Pittura, Sculptura, e Grafica, Centro Friulana Arte Plastiche, Galleria Del Centro, Udine, Italy, January, 1985
  • Pastels, Sir Harry Oakes Museum, Kirkland Lake, ON September 1984
  • Paintings, Laboratorio Degli Artisti, Udine, Italy, January 1984

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