Born in Saginaw, Michigan, and raised in rural Minnesota, Holly currently resides in Indiana. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ringling College of Art and Design, and a Master of Fine Arts from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Her award winning paintings have been exhibited widely throughout the country, and are in private collections throughout the United States. She has taught drawing and painting workshops, as well as weekend family classes, at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. In June of 2017, Holly opened an art gallery and studio space in Evansville, IN called Gamut Gallery, where she currently teaches painting and drawing classes for children and adults.