Karlyn Holman

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Karlyn Holman

These lessons have been carefully selected to inspire and motivate you to play with watercolor and mixed media. This e-course focuses on “off the beaten path” techniques that will move you towards a more non-traditional approach.

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  • Floral Mini Course

    Floral Mini Course

    Learn (and re-learn) Watercolor and Mixed-Media basics with the joyful Karlyn Holman. Floral Mini Course. Includes 3 (three) video lessons: Still Life, Going Beyond Realism and Negative Painting with Morning Glories. So contagious you will surely learn.
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    Floral Mini Course

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Karlyn Holman

December 16, 1940 – November 16, 2019

Karlyn Holman

Mother, potter, painter, artist, entrepreneur, teacher, traveler, and community pillar; Karlyn embodied support, mentorship, community activism and love which could be felt by all those that knew her. She leaves behind a legacy that can still be enjoyed today.

About Karlyn Holman

Karlyn was completely immersed in the world of art. Karlyn’s watercolor paintings reflect a special exuberance for her native area of Lake Superior and her travels around the world.

Karlyn attended St. Louis Catholic Elementary and Washburn High School following which she attended Northland College for two years. As a child she was interested in art and was given lots of encouragement by her parents. At the age of 16 she painted seasonally appropriate themes on numerous retail store windows.

She attended Northland College for two years where she met master potter, Robert Eckels. She became Eckels’ first apprentice potter. She transferred to the U. at Madison from which she graduated in 1963. She married Gary Holman June 1, 1963. After rearing David, Renee, and Danial, she got serious about pursuing her art career, first as a painter, then painter and potter, then watercolorist and teacher of watercolor, all while maintaining Karlyn’s Gallery for fifty years.

She authored five watercolor instructional books which were distributed internationally and which opened the door for her as an internationally recognized watercolor instructor.

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