Holly received her BFA in Ceramics from the University of Colorado in 1977. For years she worked in wheel throwing, clay slabs, and tiles. In 2000, she transitioned to painting. She attempted to translate the tactility and looseness of clay into two dimensional images. Currently, Holly is working in mixed media using charcoal, acrylic, and encaustic wax. She feels that by combining the different media she can capture the essence of her vision. During her most recent show, About a Vase (2021), at the Grove Gallery in Milwaukee, WI, Jan Serr bought two of Holly’s paintings for her private collection. These paintings are currently on display in The Secret Garden show at The Warehouse in Milwaukee. Holly resides in Milwaukee and continues to make and teach art and create instructional content as an Art Retreat producer in Wisconsin and Carmel, California.