About the original artist

People watching, noticing, taking inspiration from the simple beauty right in front of me; all of that helps inform my art making practice.

~Holly Beals

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, energetic boys. If I’m not in the studio, you’ll probably find me running around with said kiddos, spending time outdoors, or in my comfy pants watching episodes on Hulu with the hubs.