I’ve been fortunate to study at New York’s most prestigious art institutions (MFA from the New York Academy of Art, Art Students League, New York Studio School) and I’ve spent countless hours drawing from the archives of its best museums.
I’ve dedicated a life to developing my craft and observing first-hand the creatures of nature that inspire me. I’ve built a deep relationship with my materials and my process, the kind you can’t get from books or photographs alone.
Hiking, camping, and fishing the forests, jungles, deserts, and waters of four continents have greatly informed how I compose my visual conversations between nature and the viewer. Birds use their voices, talons, and feathers, showing human-like traits of emotion and intelligence. My paintings celebrate that we are kindred spirits with the creatures of nature.
I hope my work helps you slow down in a world teeming with distractions, so you can have your own dialogue with nature. Join me on Instagram @hollywach to keep up with my adventures in art and nature.