Holly is an artist, living and creating on California’s Central Coast

Holly’s mixed media figure paintings are emotive explorations, with combined focuses on strategic collage, color, shadow and texture. Deeply held convictions propel and permeate her work. Some things Holly will never stop believing: life has meaning, each person is significant, and the One who made all things is beautiful beyond comprehension.

Artist Statement

After graduating from Chico State with a BA in communications, I worked as a graphic designer for six years. But new adventures were calling and I was blessed with the opportunity to teach conversational English to college students in Tibet. What a wild and beautiful ride that was, full of ups and downs.

One day, in my tiny teacher’s apartment, I grabbed some scrap paper, acrylic paint and magazine clippings. In the midst of a really rough day, painting was so satisfying and the perfect soul therapy. So began my love for mixed media painting.

Now, I find myself in the midst of yet another great adventure, being a mother to two young boys. If I’m not in the studio, you’ll probably find me chasing after the two energetic littles, on a family jog with the double Bob stroller, or in my comfy pants, watching episodes on Hulu with the hubs.