About me:

I am a Maine-born New England landscape painter who enjoys capturing the sun, the forest and the sea. I can be reached at paintedpaperbyholly@yahoo.com for inquiries, pricing and collaborations.

Please press the OLDER POSTS at the lower right end of the blog to go further back into my work.

Saturday, May 13, 2017


I am happy to announce my new website for my artwork:

I'll no longer be contributing posts here but feel free to browse as this blog contains over 600 of my pieces of

Wednesday, May 3, 2017


I am so excited and honored to be featured on the L.L.Bean summer 2017 catalog. It's really a dream come true.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Indigo Trees

24x48 acrylic on canvas.

Rust and Greys

36x18 acrylic on canvas.

Sun Lines

30x30 acrylic on canvas. Headed to Portland Art Gallery.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Stained glass Trees

I'm obsessed with this "accidental" effect- I was going for a gradient of colors but wound up with a stained glass effect. You can expect me to try more!! This set of trees is 18x36 acrylic on canvas.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Island Afar

Never at a loss for subjects to paint off the Maine coast. 36x24 acrylic on canvas.

Turquoise Trees II

Commission: 36x12 acrylic on canvas.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Six Birch

Well it would be honest to say that this warm weather is influencing my painting. This piece measures 30 by 40 and has me thinking of Sunny warm days.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Distant Hues

I never tire of the view between the trees looking out over the ocean. This view is 24x24 acrylic on canvas.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Blue Forest

Oh blue...how I do love you! This piece is 18x36 acrylic on canvas.

Forest Lines

I am consistently drawn to the vertical patterns in a forest.  This piece is 36x36 acrylic on canvas.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Family Tree

This is a big tree, spanning 60" wide! Makes me want to climb trees again, like I did as a kid. 36x60 acrylic on canvas.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Trees I

This piece, 36x60, brings the forest to you.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

A look into my studio....

Now that's it's clean and organized,  I'm happy to show you my creative space. If I could sleep in here I would- it's my favorite part of my house! If my light is on, come on in!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Old Friends

Born in Maine. Love the snow. This snowy piece is 24x48.

Beyond the Wall

The more I paint, the more I notice the amazing contrast between that which I can see closer to me, and that which is farther away. This piece is 24x36.

Tidal Greens

Have you ever noticed that the color of the water at low tide is more than just green or blue? This piece shows all of the low tide colors at 48x24.

Portland Art Gallery display

Always so happy and proud to see my art displayed in any of the several galleries that I work with! Here are several at the Portland Art Gallery.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

L.L.Bean Summer 2017 catalog cover!

I am beyond excited to announce that I have been chosen to be the L.L.Bean summer 2017 catalog cover artist! Having grown up in Maine this is a dream come true. I can't give away any details about the painting that will be on the cover except to say that it will be a picture of a place I used to visit often growing up in Maine. Stay tuned and watch your mailbox in the spring!

Herbes Rouges

Art completes our spaces. "Herbes Rouges" 36x24 acrylic on canvas.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

What a YEAR!

So many amazing memories in 2016: creating the L.L.Bean 2017 summer cover, my first solo show, and so many pieces created. Now, I have ideas and colors bursting from my mind- let's get this new year going!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

A Trunk Show

I have always been drawn to the different colors and patterns that appear on tree trunks on a sunny day. I've tried to capture those interesting details here, on this piece which is 36x36 on canvas.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Beach Path

With ART- you can be anywhere and still be at the beach. 24x24 acrylic on canvas. AVAILABLE

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Far and Away

I love the blues and related colors that appear in a Maine sunset. This sunset is 30x30 on canvas.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Morning Lines

Oh the colors one can see in the snow! This piece is 36x24 on canvas.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Just a Peek

I love the peeks and views of the ocean through a line of trees along the East coast. This peek is 20x10 on canvas.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Signed and Delivered to L.L. Bean!

I was so happy to deliver the final painting that will appear on the summer 2017 cover of the LL Bean catalog- on what I was told will be a minimum of 15 million copies! I'm still pinching myself!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Off Shore

Glad to be bringing this piece and several others to the Portland Art Gallery later today. This piece is 24x48 acrylic on canvas.

Saturday, November 26, 2016


It's a fact,  the color "Ocean" goes with any decor!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Turquoise Trees

I actually LOVE to paint my trees with unconventional colors, and I'm seeing how far I can "push the envelope"; maybe this'll be my thing. And boy am I ready to push it!  Size 30x10 acrylic on canvas.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Evening Glow

I love the golden hour, especially over the water. Size 30x30 acrylic on canvas.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Silver, blue and gold

I love that the colors that one sees in the ocean, in the sky and even the sand change always based on the light. Here, the ocean gives its salute as a Blue, Gold and Silver set of colors on a 24x24 canvas.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Autumn Spectacular

It's my favorite view in fall, looking up at the spectacular colors in the trees. This view is 48x36.

Monday, October 3, 2016

The Island

The coast of Maine is dotted with little pointy Islands. This island is the center of my show and an example of the coast is Maine that makes it so enticing. The piece is 20x16.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Misty Forest

I love to spend time in the forest, and on a misty day the smell of the mosses and trees is especially sweet. This piece is 12x36.

Monday, September 26, 2016

What a GRAND opening!


It was surreal, and a dream come true. Thank you to all who attended and sent well wishes.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

To the Sea

Even when it isn't,  I always imagine the sea just over the horizon,  just beyond the trees, just out of view.  Someday,  it will be closer than that,  permanently. This piece is 36x48 on canvas.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Maine and Beyond

Sometimes, the pieces I paint are almost bigger than me. This one is 60" high,  and I'm only 65".

Crisscross Sun

I love the sun coming through the trees, no matter what season. This piece is 30x40.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016


It does more than just decorate a space- it COMPLETES it. Shown "Blue Fog" acrylic on canvas.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Inlet

This is HUGE! And I know it will look terrific on the right wall. 48x48.