Hollis Chatelain talks about color from an emotional point of view because she believes that we react emotionally to art, and color is what pulls us in or repels us.
Hollis Chatelain has inspired people around the globe with her award-winning textile paintings of multicultural life. Influenced by the years she lived in Africa working with humanitarian organizations, her work has always reflected her dedication to social and environmental issues. Hollis has been lecturing and teaching about color for the last 30 years. She has lectured extensively on color to artists, quilters, universities, and corporations throughout the United States and internationally.
Her own love affair and studies with color started in 1977 when she was a color darkroom specialist and learned to correct and print color photographs with no equipment except by eye. She teaches color from an emotional point of view because she believes that we react emotionally to art, and color is what pulls us in or repels us. Hundreds of students have taken her 10-year Masters Art Series that covers color, design, and drawing.