Holly was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. Her process-based method of painting has come about after creating a solid foundation in art education. Holly graduated with Honors in Studio Art from Wake Forest University. There, she studied traditional oil painting, printmaking, and photography. After working at the prestigious National Gallery of Art and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Holly decided to return to art making full time. Today, Holly builds on her knowledge of composition, color theory, and art history while finding freedom in abstract expression. She currently lives in Charlotte with her husband, Matt, two children, Henry and Lila, and their dog, Ruby.