"I am fascinated by people and people watching. I think it is so entertaining. And I even love just seeing how people stand, and how they take in a moment that might be meaningful to them, and to be able to capture that moment when they don't think anyone is looking or caring, what they are doing, they kind of let their guard down. That is so fascinating to me to just see, to just capture that essence and that authenticity, is something that I am just continually trying to do. And I just truly believe that each person is created and made with such uniqueness, so just celebrating that, and wanting to capture that beauty of the uniqueness that we all have."
I’m convinced that everyone needs a little lively color and uplifting in their day to day. If I can get happily lost in the creative process and spread some joy around in the meantime...success!
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. It was there, one day in my tiny apartment, where I gathered up what I had on hand: scrap paper, Mod Podge and acrylic paint. I was trying to make it through an emotionally challenging season and what emerged on canvas from that struggle was beautiful and satisfying. So began my love for mixed media painting.
Now, in the midst of yet another great adventure, being a mother to two young boys, I continue my love for mixed media painting and cherish time in the art studio. I mainly work with acrylics and handmade or scrap paper on wood panel. Texture, layering, unexpected color combinations and capturing the human form are all reoccurring curiosities.
Some things I’ll never stop believing: life has meaning, each person is significant, and The One who made all things is beautiful beyond comprehension. What a privilege it is to share my creative expressions with YOU.
What you will learn in Holly's upcoming course, ACRYLIC AND COLLAGE FIGURE PAINTING, are techniques that she is currently using to create. You will explore a way of creating that is super accessible, and can be done by anyone! Holly will inspire you to take your own life experiences, and create artwork full of texture, color and LIFE! These methods and techniques can easily be adapted to use in all different types of artwork, including portraits, figures, and more!