Holly’s talents didn’t begin and end with music. Because her mother was a talented oil painter, Holly grew up with a natural love and talent for making fine art as well. To that end, in 2003 Holly kept a long-standing promise to herself and walked away from the music business to pursue her passion for art.
She joked in interviews throughout the years, that she only made music to pay for her art supplies. Working primarily in pastel and some mixed media, Holly’s favorite subjects were the icons and architecture of America’s great southwest. Her work borders on photographic with a warm, almost spiritual light that radiates throughout.
She had a huge love of wide open skies, birds, and specificity with a difficult medium.
“I grew up in a household where there was a lot of art, but there was also a lot of music there, too. … I grew up with both, but music got me first. But I always had this love of art and appreciation of it, and I collected it when I began to have some money to do that. It was a real natural segue to go right into the art thing when the music thing was fading out.”