Holly’s artwork aims to use animal figures as a portal to a world of great transformation.
With multi layered backgrounds and rich colour and textures, she invites the viewer to immerse themselves in her work with the intention that it will serve their spirit.
Holly was born in Yerong Creek, a small country town of southern NSW. Surrounded by art, with her father being an artist and gallery owner.
She currently lives on the Mid North Coast of NSW, with her husband, their two young daughters, horses and dogs.
Holly begun exhibiting while still studying her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Melbourne and has exhibited nationally and internationally for the last 15 years.
Education and Residencies
2013. 10 month, Self directed residency, Central West Australian desert
2005. Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) Southern Cross University, Lismore.
2003. Bachelor of Arts Fine Arts (Painting) RMIT Melbourne
2016 ‘One wild life’ Pop Up exhibition, Geraldton, WA
2006 ‘Green dress love’ The Winsome hotel, Lismore, NSW
2006 ‘Perfect day’ The Waiau Estate, Taranaki, New Zealand
2003 ‘The light horseman’ Surrey Hills, Melbourne, VIC
2002 ‘Horse’ The Lounge, Melbourne, VIC
2002 ‘The journey with God and my horse’ Heavenly House Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2016 ‘Lakeside Art’ Lakeside Festival, Tuncurry, NSW
2011 ‘Artist trading card project ll’ Barratt Galleries, Alstonville, NSW
2010 ‘The Hanky Project’ Barratt Galleries, Alstonville, NSW
2007 ‘So bright it hurts’ Alleyway Gallery, Lismore, NSW
2006 ‘Artist book exhibition’ Next Contemporary Art Space, Southern Cross Uni, Lismore, NSW
2006 ‘Tell your father he has done an exceptional job’ Roxy Gallery, Kyogle, NSW
2006 ‘Perfect day’ Harrisons Gallery, Tauranga, New Zealand
2006 ‘Naked arts’ The funky lizard gallery, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
2005 ‘Fragility : diversity’ ecotech group, Lismore, NSW
2005 ‘Digital art & design 3’ Next Contemporary Art Space, Southern Cross Uni, Lismore, NSW
2005 ‘Licorice allsorts’ Roxy Gallery, Kyogle, NSW
2005 ‘Private and public space’ Goanna Bakery and cafe, Lismore, NSW
2004 ‘exit 04’ Southern Cross Uni Graduation exhibition, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW
2004 ‘Women Reclaim the Night’ Lismore City Library, Lismore, NSW
2004 ‘Rush’ Next Contemporary Art Space, Southern Cross Uni, Lismore, NSW
2004 ‘Between the covers’ Next Contemporary Art Space, Southern Cross Uni, Lismore, NSW
2003 ‘The Wood between the worlds’ Fitzroy gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2002 ‘Simplicity and Depth’ Fitzroy gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2002 ‘Food Not Bombs – Charity Exhibition’ Trades Hall, Melbourne, VIC