Artist, Craftsman, Scholar ● 509-838-6878 ● Spokane, WA


Contributor to both specialized and general publications:

amber varnish, white lead, chemical composition, conservation methods

“Amber Varnish and the Technique of the Gentileschi” included in the appendices of Artemisia Gentileschi and the authority of art : critical reading and catalogue raisonné, by R. Ward Bissell; also cited in “‘Amber Varnish’ and Orazio Gentileschi’s ‘Lot and His Daughters’” by Mark Leonard, Narayan Khandekar and Dawson W. Carr in The Burlington Magazine Vol. 143, No. 1174 (Jan., 2001).

  • Burlington Magazine.
  • American Art Review
  • Western Art & Architecture
  • Art Chowder magazine (2015-2021)

Classic Holmes Still Life from Melville Holmes on Vimeo.

Using techniques derived from his studies of the materials and methods of the Old Masters, artist Melville Holmes has painted richly luminous, contemplative still life paintings for many years.

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