About me-

Originally a watercolor artist, hence the word "PAPER" in my blog address, I now paint mostly with bright acrylics, capturing the coast, the light-play in trees and the abstract macro world that surrounds us.

I can be followed on Instagram as HLombardoArtist and I welcome you to contact me with any inquiries at paintedpaperbyholly@yahoo.com. I do commissions and enjoy helping designers match artwork to their decorating needs. Select the Older Posts link at the bottom to go further back in my work.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Deep Forest Greens

I had fun with this high-key painting of a typical Maine Forest.  Size 24x36 acrylic on canvas.

Misted Flowers

Even the fog can enrich the colors of a field of flowers.  24x36 acrylic on canvas.

Yellow Hillside

Dare I say it,  but I am looking forward to cooler crisp air and the beautiful autumn colors of New England.  Size 24x36 acrylic on canvas.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

That Blue Beyond

It can be a surprise to see the color of water behind a stand of trees, especially in a cove or on a shaded side of an inlet.  I enjoyed using a bright palette for this painting,  size 30x40.


Size 24x48- this painting represents a setting sun,  casting oranges and warmer hues as it recedes.

Glory Day

I love the feel of a warm sun breaking through the trees- so it shouldn't be a surprise that I paint it often.  This one is 18x36...and gives off that warm sun.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Purple Dusk

During these hottest of summer days. ...nothing feels cooler! 10×24 acrylic on canvas.


I enjoyed a different user of thinner canvases to create this mini trio of trees. Each is 4x12 in size,  acrylic on canvas.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Small acrylic studies

Some small acrylic studies painted on gessoed paper in preparation for larger pieces on canvas.

Cobalt Dusk

One of 9 recently delivered to the Wright Gallery in Kennebunkport. This piece measures 18x36.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Orange Crush

I LOVE a good pop of color in a room and Orange is just the color! ! Size 24x24 acrylic on canvas.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Silver and Gold

The two elements belong together- and they show up together as colors in this cloudy ocean scene.  24x24 acrylic on canvas.

Summer Ritual

Lobsters and steamers- I look forward to this dinner every summer in Maine!  24×24 acrylic on canvas.

Sunset Minis

In reality,  the sunsets I watch are anything but mini.  Each one is 6x6 acrylic on canvas.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Summary Set of Abstract Paintings

As I continue in my exploration of the abstract biological world, I wanted to post a quick "summary"of the seven significant pieces I have generated so far.  It is encouraging for me to see these pieces displayed next to each other, as I strive to maintain a recognizable style with true expression of the macro-world I am conveying.  The largest 2 pieces are 36x36, the next size is 24x24, and the final 3 pieces are 18x18.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Bark and Lichen

Another larger 36x36 abstract in my series from trees...I was so excited to paint this and very pleased with the results.

Autumn Brights

I know. . I know. ...Summer just started but I can't help thinking about those crisp, colorful fall days!  18×36

Friday, June 26, 2015

Sunlit Blue

This 24x24 abstract is another in my macro series.   I'm grateful to have FINALLY found an inspiration and an
opportunity to explore the abstract world.

Thursday, June 25, 2015


I am having such a great experience as I create work with the abstract- I hope to develop a body of work that has my signature style to present to several galleries in the Hamptons as I hope to find representation there soon!  This is my largest so far,  at 36x36.

Field of Pinks

I love painting large- and this wide open space makes me feel like I am right there.  Size 36x36 acrylic on canvas.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Lichen II

18x18 another in my macro lichen series- I'm really liking this venture into the abstract!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Atlantic Red

 This painting is 24x36 and one of my boldest sunsets!

That Sky

Size 24x24 painted with permission from an Instagram follower.

Alizarin Ranunculus

I was excited to finally paint this photo that I've had for a long time.  It's interesting to me that as my strokes and confidence improve-I have many more opportunities to take risks and I take them.  Size 18x24 acrylic on canvas.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Lichen I

As a self-taught artist and the holder of a Master's in Cell Biology- I've searched for a connection between the two disciplines and feel like I may have found that connection.  My growing interest in abstract art with a purpose led me to macro photography of the great outdoors. This painting is based on a close up of a lichen-covered tree. Size 18x18 acrylic on canvas.

Monday, June 8, 2015


Because they are everywhere including my garden, I just HAD to paint them!  Size 24x36

Atlantic Fire

It may be small at just 10x10, but this painting packs a color punch that only mother nature can provide!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Spring Greens

Size 18x18- this painting shows off those newly greened branches that we waited for patiently during our long snowy winter.


Another in my underwater reef series- this painting measures 24x24 and represents a part of the world I'd love to explore!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


In the spirit of adventure and of freedom of expression-I ventured to a new place and was so pleased with the result.  I'll be trying more for sure!  Size 10x10.

Seaweed and Salt

Hands down- this is still one of my favorite sights. ..sounds. ..smells.  Size 24x24

Purple Birches

It's a New England tree- that's good enough for me to paint it!  Size 24x36.


At 12x30 the panoramic view through the trees on a New England shore is one of my favorite things. ...

Sandy Path

This 18x18 and a few others will get to ride the Steamship Authority ferry to Nantucket in June for display at the Sosebee Gallery.

Sunset Dunes

Mexico Beach in Florida seems shows off its beauty quite effectively during a sunset -wouldn't you agree? This painting is 18x18 .

Purple Morning

36x36 this painting represents my favorite part of a forest- its ability to filter the sun so beautifully.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


Growing up in Maine- I had the experience of going by boat to a small island off the coast, covered in goldenrod,  awaiting the arrival of migrating Monarch butterflies.  This painting is 10x20.

Sunlit Forest

Size 24x24- the sun beaming through a forest at various times of day always provides me with inspiration.

Coopers Beach

Located in Southampton, the entrance to Coopers Beach is picturesque and really gives you a sense of anticipation for the amazing waters of the Atlantic that are waiting. Size 12×36 on gallery wrapped canvas.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Warm Dunes

Yes...the beach is definitely on my mind.  I have so many beach-based paintings to do for Nantucket,  Wellesley and hopefully the Hamptons soon! This painting is 24x36 and shows my love of shadows in the dunes. 

Friday, April 24, 2015

Receding Blues

I love to notice the blues and purples that recede in a landscape -it was one of the first "rules" I learned about for watercolors and it really does recede trees into the distance.  This piece is 18 x 24 acrylic on canvas.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Eastern Reds

 A small but bright piece that highlights the amazing colors that can be produced in the eastern sky in the morning.  Size 8x24 acrylic on canvas.

Dusk at Lowtide

In many areas along the East coast the sun sets behind the beach- casting beautiful colors and shadows on the waves.  Size 24x36 acrylic on canvas.

Marsh Brights

A smaller but inviting piece that draws the eye up the marsh to a sunlit backdrop.  I love the smells and sounds in a salt marsh and I can't wait to live next to our marsh this summer in Maine-even if it is only for two weeks. 18x24 acrylic on canvas.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Branched Coral Reef

I'm having so much fun with this bright palette -this is the third underwater adventure for me and it's 36x36 on canvas.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sagaponack Sunset

Coming from Maine, I love the names of the towns in the Hamptons, many originating from American Indian names just like in Maine.  This sunset has just the right elements of brightness and shadows, all colorful and memorable.  Size 24x24, it is the third in my Hamptons series and is currently available for purchase directly through me at paintedpaperbyholly@yahoo.com

East Hampton Greens

The second in my Hamptons Series- this painting is also 24x24 and showcases the terrific blues and greens in the Atlantic Ocean, especially off of the coast of the Hamptons.  This painting is currently available for purchase through me at paintedpaperbyholly@yahoo.com - hopefully through a gallery someday soon!

Sag Harbor Sunset

I have a goal of finding representation on Long Island in the Hamptons. The coastline, ocean and marshes are beautiful!  This is the first of many in a series that has been promoted by Kelli Delaney of www.kdhamptons.com , who found me through Instagram and wrote a terrific article about my work and my desire to paint for a gallery in the Hamptons.  You can find my article here: http://www.kdhamptons.com/featured/new-kdhamptons-featured-artist-holly-lombardo/
As for this painting, it is size 24x24 and currently available for purchase directly through me at paintedpaperbyholly@yahoo.com

Reef II

I am really having fun with these underwater scenes-the colors just can't be duplicated above the surface of the ocean.  This painting is 18x36 and is currently available for purchase through me at paintedpaperbyholly@yahoo.com