To discuss a wall or room of scenic wallpaper, please call or email Holly Alderman, art director.
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Holly Alderman grew up four miles from the Connecticut River on farmland in a mid century modern house furnished with original iconic design, and walls of glass for vistas of farmland and low mountains many miles wide, half way between Mount Tom and Mount Holyoke in a region called the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts.
Decades later Alderman discovered her own pioneer region in digital imaging and editing for printing decorative art landscapes and fabrics -- both original and antiques -- composed and renewed in transparent layers, variations of scale and masks. She developed installations with designers and customers in over twenty cities in six countries over this decade.
After years drawing branches and fashion models with 8 pencils and crow quill pens and watercolors, painting winter landscapes, carving wood for prints and a six drawer chest with chinoiserie leaves painted with lacquer, at 16, Holly was appointed a teaching assistant in art by a teacher from Bern, who had studied in Paris at École des Beaux-Arts and at Moore College of Art in Philadelphia.
Holly later studied art and architectural history and design at the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard College and became a teaching assistant in design science, and organized a national conference.
Holly Alderman, a producer of new editions of rare antique scenic wallpapers, has worked in digital originals and conservation since 2004 including scans and renewal of Mediterranean views in Dufour woodcut wallpaper from Paris, and the Hamlen Chinoiserie masterwork.
At the National Academy Museum Mural Fellowship in New York, chaired by Richard Haas and facilitated by Grace Graupe-Pillard, Alderman began to design digital scenic murals in transparent iconic photo blends of Central Park sculpture and views that became wallpaper, fabric and landscape art.
Alderman developed an informal creative network of digital artists and printers for discovery and collaboration on digital imaging and printing to develop innovations in interior design with fine art photographers, fine art digital printers, architects, interior designers, decorators, artists, conservators, paper hangers, hosts of exhibitions and design events.
Alderman's clients include interior designers, owners and architects located in Beverly Hills, Paris, London, Istanbul, Bangkok, Santa Monica, Olympia, Houston, Lake Forest, Manhattan, Georgetown, Charleston SC, Cambridge, Belmont, Marlborough, Dublin, Peterborough, Jaffrey and more.
She taught public mural design and decorative painting and had painted 40 murals in parks with grants from arts councils of Massachusetts, Cambridge and Belmont, residences, offices and museums, and then crossed the digital divide from traditional techniques to layered digital imaging. Alderman has been a speaker about "digital innovations in interior design" at the D&D Building in New York and at the Boston Society of Architects annual conferences.
She studied history of art and architecture at Harvard College with Rudolph Arnheim, Paul Rotterdam and Mirko. She was a teaching assistant in Visual Studies in Synergetics, the Structure of Ordered Space in Two and Three Dimensions in the Design Science Studio of Arthur Loeb, friend of Buckminster Fuller who wrote the last chapter of his tome, Synergetics. She organized a national Design Science conference at Carpenter Center for Visual Arts designed by Corbusier.
She was a designer and writer of historical walking tours, The Path of the Law from Beacon Hill to Faneuil Hall for the librarian at Suffolk University, and historical exhibitions that toured the Boston Public Library, New York Harvard Club and greater Boston. She was a feature profile writer for local newspapers, Belmont and Cambridge. Her family with three children lived in Harvard Square, Belmont ,and Dublin, New Hampshire.
Alderman’s original art and decor have appeared in a retrospective of symmetry silkscreens at RISD in 2016, in parks, residences, offices and museums from southern California to Maine, on TOH, Dream House and Today, several decorator show houses, covers of Publishers Weekly, Harvard Magazine and the 600+page best seller Woman's Almanac, 12 How to Handbooks in One.
Designers and decorators discover Holly Alderman on Instagram @aldermanarts and HollyAlderman.com and in searches for antique wallpaper on blogs and pinterest, twitter, art tours and design events.
Views of Antiquity at the D&D Building in New York
Alderman Dufour wallpaper renewal above, at DDB, NYC, 2018; below, Alderman home designed by Bissell Alderman FAIA, professor of architecture, MIT.