Holly’s tag line “I’ve been a painter my whole life, I just didn’t know it”, describes her well. As a trained scientist, having attended an engineering college and graduating with a Master’s in Cell Biology, art was always an admiration of hers and a distant aspiration. It actually seemed out of reach until she decided to pursue her nagging desire to paint once she graduated from college. She bought an inexpensive set of watercolors, paper and a few brushes and was hooked.
Preferring the trial and error method as well as priding herself as a life‐long‐learner, she bought books, studied paintings and techniques on‐line and participated in a few group classes along the way. Moving from exclusively working in watercolors for 15 years to bold, buttery acrylics, she found a new sense of purpose and freedom of expression that allows for more liberties than watercolors. She thoughtfully layers colors and takes advantage of negative space, all with the goal of showcasing the blue skies between colorful autumn leaves, fading horizons behind forests of trees, and capturing the shadows and light play on snow, dunes, and ocean waves.
Holly finds the art she creates to be representative of the natural world in which she spent her childhood growing up in Maine. The rocky shore, the endless rows of trees and the scent of the salt‐spray provided perfect opportunity to influence her work and communicate her passion for color and nature.
Holly is represented in New England at the J. Todd Galleries in Wellesley and Chatham Massachusetts, the Wright Gallery in Cape Porpoise, Kennebunkport Maine and at the Sosebee Gallery and Studio on Nantucket.