|Leland Hollis is best known for his eclectic and unusual pieces made from scrap metal, antiques, and a variety of other objects. He’s been known to draw inspiration from a Bloody Mary or two, along with a healthy dose of imagination. He especially favors creations with a steampunk feel, born from buried junk treasures and turned into yard ornaments.
From welding to forging to plasma cutting, Leland is well versed in multiple techniques that bring his creations to life. Some of his favorite mediums to work with are metal, rocks, and wood.
Born in Pasadena, California in 1950, Leland got his first real feel for the art he creates at a local college. Working with the instructor, he created an abstract piece that is still on display to this day. Since then, he has gone on to participate in juried shows from the Pacific Northwest all the way to Sedona, Arizona where he won best of show in metal art for 2016 and 2017. Locally, he has been chosen to be a participant at ArtWalk in Sandpoint, Idaho for two consecutive years. His work can also be found at local galleries around the Northwest including Entrée, New Leaf, and Petal Talk Nurseries.
Leland and his wife Melissa typically do about fifteen shows per year, traveling to events state wide to display his work.