In life we have those moments that we look back on and realize they are part of defining who we are today. One such moment for Holly was when she declared that instead of continuing as an accountant, interior designer, property manager, or realtor she would pursue her passion as a fine artist. WOW....talk about the 'road- with- caution- traveled'!
Determined to conquer this mysterious calling she added years of studies with several master artists to her education from formal academics.
Representationalist, impressionist, colorist, expressionist are a few of the 'ist' terms that have defined her work at various times. She continues to grow and push herself to explore new fresh approaches to communicating her message. Never tired of 'pushing paint around' she looks forward to working at the easel every day possible. At this stage in Holly's career she enjoys giving back to the community by teaching her weekly classes and periodic workshops. She tries to teach in a way as to take the mystery out of the painting process. Intuition is important but a strong foundation is important as well and that is her focus. Intuition is personal and can't be taught...that is the voice of the artist! In addition to giving demonstrations for art groups she has also been asked to be a judge at various art shows.
Holly's paintings have been exhibited in both solo and group shows in the United States, Central America and Europe for over 30 years.
There are private collectors in the United States, Central America and Europe. She has been represented by galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona and in several locations in Texas. Corporate commissions include the Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona and the Scottsdale Healthcare System, Shea Campus, Woman’s Health Center in Scottsdale, Arizona.