March Guest Artist, Hollis Fortune

On Saturday, March 21 at 2:00 p.m., the Guild of Harwich Artists will host Harwich resident Hollis Fortune as our speaker and demonstrator at the March Monthly Meeting held at the Harwich Community Center. 

Hollis Fortune is a multidisciplinary abstract artist, a collector of beach glass, shells, plants, pottery, random round stones, and funky hats.

Born in Connecticut, her interest in painting began in High School where she was encouraged by two art teachers. Her creativity also included pursuits in enameling, silversmithing, and pottery. After living in New Hampshire and raising her family, she moved to the Cape in 2009 and has been an active participant in the local arts community.

After working realistically with oils Hollis found she was constantly drawn to abstract works, thus began her journey into the world of abstract painting. Her work has been collected internationally, and she belongs to several art organizations. In this past year, she saw someone in a local store that inspired her to try a whole new direction-hand painted art clothing, outerwear, and abstract painted jewelry made from various types of paper, beach glass, and stones she collects from local beaches.

Fortune has since expanded her work to create one-of-a-kind painted garments and abstract painted jewelry made from various types of paper, which has grown into her company Artful Apparel & Adornments.

Fortune maintains a studio at the Harwich Cultural Center where she creates her whimsical line of art clothing and jewelry.

The Guild of Harwich Artists hold monthly meetings January through May, and September through November, at the Harwich Community Center, 100 Oak Street, Harwich, MA. Each meeting features a well-known Cape artist demonstrator. All programs are free and open to the public.