MEET HOLLY BEALS
CONNECT WITH HOLLY
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.