Sculpture, Original Works of Art & Limited Edition Prints 

Dance II - Original

by Ann Hollaway



  • Original charcoal on paper
  • Mounted & Framed
  • Signed by Ann Hollaway
  • Image, 56.0 x 76.0cm approximately
  • Framed, 86.0 x 105.0cm approximately

This original charcoal drawing by Ann Hollaway is mounted and framed with an off-white double mount and a 5.7cm wide warm black hand finished frame with brown highlights and a distressed silver sight edge. The framed original is glazed with a high quality reduced reflection glass called ARTglass. Supplied with a certificate of authenticity and is strung ready to hang.


Hand finished frames give a unique character to an original painting as an almost infinite combination of profiles, finishes and colours are possible.

Standard framing involves cutting and joining pre-finished mouldings to make the frame.

Hand finished framing requires a skilled craftsman who will first select a suitable frame profile which is cut and joined to make a bare wood frame.  The frame is then finished using a combination of traditional and contemporary techniques and materials.  Depending on the finish chosen a frame may take many days to complete as component layers are built up to achieve the desired result. 


Standard picture framing glass is called float glass.  To reduce reflection we glaze the original artwork with ARTglass. 

Unlike 'non-reflective' glass which is etched to reduce reflection but has a cloudy appearance as a result, ARTglass is coated with a high-tech film on both sides, reducing reflection whilst remaining crystal clear.  It is considered the Rolls Royce of reflection reducing picture framing glass.


Ann Hollaway steers away from traditional equine portraiture, instead producing very striking physical renditions of the equine form.

She works mostly in charcoal using broad gestural strokes to suggest form and movement, often using an eraser to highlight areas of muscle and limb. Compositionally she often creates intense dark backgrounds on one side, leaving the paper blank on the other. Not only does this limited palette and lack of background detail heighten the drama of the work, but also focuses our attention on the animal and the shapes it makes.

Recently Ann has started working in oils using the same sweeping strokes and distinctive mark making. This foray into colour has broadened her scope allowing for more tangible, visceral portraits.

With the focus on movement and drama it is no surprise that Ann previously worked as a theatre designer in London and Hampshire and is also an accomplished horsewoman, competing in shows and dressage events.

Since the 1990s she has exhibited up and down the country in solo and mixed shows including the prestigious Society of Equine Artists Exhibition in Newmarket and the Society of Wildlife Artists Exhibition in London.


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