Cas Holmes is an internationally acclaimed Artist, Writer and Lecturer.
Her training in fine art painting and photography is evident throughout her well-known work with textiles and mixed media.
Cas’s work comes from the place between the what and the why of creation, between natural and urban environments, people and place and flows from neither a solid idea, technique or desired outcome but rather through a subliminal, intuitive and fluid process.
Often working on multiple pieces simultaneously responding to materials such as discarded cloth and papers, Cas’s work contains a history and offers the viewer an instant feeling of intimate friendliness as she magnifies the details of the often overlooked simplicities of daily life.
Cas’ work is often and perfectly described as Painting with Cloth and Stitch Sketching.
Cas is the author of several books for Batsford Publications including Stitch Stories (2015) and Textile Landscape: Painting with Cloth (2018).
Cas has received many awards for her work and recently completed a commission as part of Gypsy Maker 4 exhibition created by the Romani Cultural and Arts Company supported by the Welsh Arts Council.
Her work can be found in private and commercial collections all over the world from, London to New York to Australia.
As part of her practice Cas works on community collaborations developing a range of projects based on environmental themes from the natural and observed world. These collaborations offer her the insight to discover commonalities across these communities, which continue to inform her particular, take on the world.