Carl L. Holst is an award winning painter. Most recently he received The Salmagundi Award at Ridgewood Art Institute's 35th
Annual Juried Show. He has painted since high school and continued to minor in art at college. Mr. Holst has studied under John P. Osborne at The Ridgewood Art Institute. Mr. Holst is currently President of Ridgewood Art Insitute and has been on the Board of The Ridgewood Art Institute since 1989. He is a member of the American Artists Professional League located in New York City. He has painted throughout the United States, Europe, S. America and Asia. His paintings are in many private and corporate collections including those of a US Senator.He is represented by several art galleries. Names and locations are given upon request. Please use the "Contact Us" section of the site. When painting a still life, landscape or portrait the principles of light are the guiding force. The artist does not pursue photo-realism but rather the mood and light effect evoked by the subject. It is the difference between reading a technical manual or poetry, hence the name "painter of poetry".