Holly Beals


After graduating from Chico State with a BA in communications, I worked as a graphic designer for six years. But new adventures were calling and I was blessed with the opportunity to teach conversational English to college students in Tibet. What a wild and beautiful ride that was, full of ups and downs.

One day, in my tiny teacher’s apartment, I grabbed some scrap paper, acrylic paint and magazine clippings. In the midst of a really rough day, painting was so satisfying and the perfect soul therapy. So began my love for mixed media painting.

Now, in the midst of yet another great adventure, being a mother to two young boys, I work most often with acrylics, gel medium and torn paper on wood panel. If I’m not in the studio, you’ll probably find me chasing after the two energetic littles, on a family jog with the double Bob stroller, or in my comfy pants, watching episodes on Hulu with the hubs.

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