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Artist Bio

From NYC to the wilds of the Essex countryside, and now residing in London, the desire to create art has always been a huge influence in my life no matter where I've lived.


My aim is to bring to life the faces that I draw, whether they be fictional or real.

I want to capture the beauty and emotion of the human face in a medium where I can express myself fully and to generate analysis and discussions amonst people, with each portrait that I create.

I am a Traditional Artist, specialising in Charcoal, Graphite and Colour pencil artwork.


Self taught with no formal training, I have been honing my skills over the past 10 years, concentrating on portraiture.


My work features Game & Movie characters, Film stars & Musicians, as well as memorial & family portraits.


I have worked with the games company Ubisoft to promote their Assassin's Creed franchise.


I exhibited my first Portrait collection at Brick Lane Gallery, January 2022.


I have contributed to the Brooklyn Art Library's Sketchbook Project in NYC for 2020/21.


I have created a 32K Instagram audience over the past 3 years.

If you would like to find out more about my process, get in touch.

 
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PODCAST

Simply Walk The Talk

On this episode of Simply Walk The Talk, Josh has a fascinating chat with portrait artist, Lisa Zaman. The two talk about how they initially met (virtually) and how they ended up actually meeting in person. They also discussed topics about building and sustaining new careers, body and mind transformations, awareness and much, much more. Lisa Zaman is a London-based traditional artist, specializing in Charcoal, Graphite, and Color Pencil. Her work features game and movie characters, as well as family and memorial portraits. There are sure to be several key takeaway moments throughout this episode. Enjoy! __

Follow more of Josh’s work here:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joshuajholland

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joshuajholl...

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PODCAST

The Hyperspace Dimension

For the second episode of The Hyperspace Dimension podcast, longtime Star Wars fan, since the original release of the original trilogy, and portrait artist Lisa Zaman, joins host Gargudon for an in depth look at “The Fandom Menace” and toxicity in the Star Wars fandom. Focusing on everything from the toxic subculture throughout the years, from the release of the prequel trilogy up till today’s sequels, its overall impact on the larger fandom, to the toxicity going forward as Star Wars expands with more in between.

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EXHIBITION

Brick Lane Gallery

From the 5th-16th January 2022, I had the pleasure to take part in my first gallery exhibition in London.

The collection, entitled "Hand Over Your Emotions" comprised of 14 portraits.

I wanted these pieces to allow others to be inspired and inquisitive as the nature of human emotions. Obscured faces create an air of mystery and wonder as to whom the individual is. The Placement of the hands creates a talking point of what emotion is concealed underneath them.

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INTERVIEW

Ubisoft Quebec - Fan of the Month - Lisa Zaman

The Fan of the Month is an initiative to bring to light important people dear to us at Ubisoft Québec. Whether it’s a significant player, an ambassador for our brands, a talented cosplayer or an artist who’s wowing us with his/her #FanArt, we want to introduce these amazing fans through fun Q&A.