Description This painting is of the Championship Course and includes the 9th fairway and green as well as a view of the 1st fairway on the left of the painting. Part of the clubhouse can be seen on the right and the Slieve Donard Hotel is located beyond the first tee. The Royal County Down Golf Club is a golf club in Northern Ireland, located in Newcastle, County Down. It opened 126 years ago 23 March 1889 and is one of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland. It has two 18-hole links courses, the Championship Course and the Annesley Links. Rory McIlroy named Royal County Down his favourite golf course in the world.The course hosted The Irish Open in 1928, 1935 and recently in May 2015. The many other competitions hosted are Senior British Open Championship/The Amateur Championship/British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship/Curtis Cup/Walker Cup and Palmer Cup. Bill Holkham golf course paintings and prints are collected Worldwide and appear in company and private collections. They make an ideal gift for the golf enthusiast and as prizes to be awarded at golfing competitions. They will make for a great display at clubhouses given the variety of well known courses he has painted.
Bill Holkham Member Since January 2014 Artist Statement Bill Holkham is an artist who paints in the various forms of watercolors, pastels and oils. His work covers a wide variety of subjects such as golf, landscapes, cities, aircraft, towns, wildlife, fishing, marine, hunting, genre, houses and vacation homes. Prints of his golf course paintings have been in popular demand over the last few years and are great for clubhouses, golfing prizes, offices, dens and home decoration in general.
His artworks have been selling for the past 30 years and appear in company and private collections throughout the world. Interior designers/decorators have commissioned his work to help achieve the ambiance they are seeking for a particular home, office, restaurant or other location. His endeavor is to achieve a harmonious effect in his paintings through the careful selection of colors and the tonal values.
Successful Juried Exhibitions have included Bucks Arts Society, Chelsea Arts Society London, Museum of Oxford England, Guild of Aviation Artists, Gainesville Fine Art Association, Southern Art League, Naples Invitational Arts Show, Mount Dora Annual Arts Exhibition and many others. Bill has been awarded First Prize for Art and various Honorable Mentions.
Commissions other than individuals have included The World Bank, Heathrow International Conference Center, Flying Clubs (e.g. The Beagle Pup Club), Personal Plane Services (e.g. for Morane A1 restored for the Fantasy of Flight Museum), Health Trusts, Churches and Church Organizations, Major Ford Car Dealership, Restaurants across the world, various office Locations across the world. These have been either for a specific occasion or to help achieve that certain ambiance the commissioner is seeking.