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Holly creates mostly small paintings, bookmarks, and some larger paintings, primarily using watercolor or alcohol inks. She finds a lot of her inspiration in island scenes, particularly the water, and you’ll find many shades of blue as major players in her work. She came to painting relatively late in life when she decided to find out if she could prove wrong those who had always told her she couldn’t paint. Taking classes when she could, she found that she loved the whole process of letting it happen. She is fascinated to watch the paint and paper do their thing first without her, then she steps in to guide the process to a conclusion.
Holly also creates miniature 3 dimensional art and sculpture studios which reflect her love of both art and miniatures. These small, extraordinarily detailed dioramas are done using an exacting 1:12 scale and are fascinating to explore.
A resident of Orcas Island for 37 years, and a member of the Artworks since the late 1990′s, Holly believes in constantly challenging herself to learn something new and being amazed by it all. She reads EVERYTHING, plays Scrabble like a maniac, and still finds time to tend an amazing garden.