Holdsworth holds forth for Chevron on canvas

By Conway Jones

Anthony Holdsworth in the Montclair District, Oakland, creating an oil painting of the Chevron Station. Photo by Conway Jones.

Anthony Holdsworth is an artist whose subjects are the city streets. He sets up his easel, with his canvasses and oils and brushes, on street corners throughout the Greater Oakland Bay Area and around the world.
He captures the urban landscape, interprets and translates its form and meaning on to his canvasses.
Holdsworth’s art is distinctive, weaving qualities of light that compel attention and convey a mood. He captures textures of sidewalks and geometry of streets and building facades, softening them with his application of light and shadows. His art fills his canvass, placing the viewer in the middle of the scene.
Holdsworth canvasses have been shown in major galleries in Oakland, San Francisco, Sacramento and Los Angeles. worldwide.
“The urban landscape is a testament to our common condition. I encounter it firsthand in the hope of conveying its original intensity. My ‘cityscapes’ emerge from my interaction with passersby and inhabitants at each site,” says Holdsworth.
For information visit: http://www.anthonyholdsworth.com