You could say Holly has been a painter her whole life, she just didn't know it since she always intended to be a scientist. Holly attended an engineering college and earned a Master of Science degree in Cell Biology, not art. And although she currently works full time in the Biotechnology industry for a startup instrumentation company, her desire to be creative with color has always existed.
Having spent most of her free time as a child outdoors in Maine, Holly tromped through the snow chasing rabbit tracks, examining the undergrowth on the forest floor, and noticing details on painted Trillium, birch trees, and fall foliage. Her observations then inform her work now. Today, she paints with a purposeful urgency and a desire to capture on canvas the colors and textures she noticed in nature as a child. Because she is self-taught, she has no emotional constraints and paints with a freedom of expression and a curiosity for the colors she mixes.