365 New Orleans: Holli Nunn


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Artist Holli Nunn moved to New Orleans 4 years ago to pursue her art career. She fell deeply in love with the city and felt that she finally had a place to call home.

She started out as a psychology major when she came across a piece of art that really spoke to her. Holli then saw art as a vehicle – a way to talk about things we don’t like to talk about. Opening up the dialogue is something she wants from her work.

While Holli normally works with oils, you can catch her dabbling with new mediums right now. Check out a little more below!



1. Tell me more! 

I’m an artist with work that ranges from landscape and portraits to abstract art. 


2. How long have you been in business? 

Since 2001.


3. How do people find you online? 

Facebook and Instagram @hollinunnart


4. What is lesser known about your business that you wish more people knew? 

There are a lot of images I hide throughout my work. There is an interpersonal psychological dialogue that I get the express within art.


5. Lagniappe Info. 

A friend and I started hosting pop-up art shows. It’s very random – some have been in Arabi and then others at the Broad Theater. We are always looking for other artists to collaborate with.

I am in search of a new space to hang my art in!

I also offer paintings of homes by commission. Real estate agents tend to hire me to paint their clients home. Pet portraits are another one of the services I offer!

Recently I started a series called “Love Larger Than Life”. While questioning why some religions and cultures revered the cow, I found out that one of the reasons is because of the sheer size and strengths the animal posses. With that being said, it is one creature that does not use its size or strength to destroy other creatures but quite the opposite. It’s one of the most peaceful animals. I’ve also looked at people that I’ve come to revere as not only spending their life living larger then life but also leaving a legacy of love, beauty, and/or some kind of hope. I’ve merged these portraits with that of a cow in an abstract whimsical way. These portraits also serve as a landscape as they weave in iconic symbols the individual left behind.


To have a piece commissioned by Holli, message her through Instagram! 


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