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.

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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.

On The Water

If I can't be there- I paint it. 18x18

Saturday, August 20, 2016


I'm so excited about my upcoming solo show at The Gallery at the Grand Hotel in Kennebunkport September 24th through October 15th. 
This piece,  "Golden Field" is featured in the ad for MAINE magazine. It is 36x18.

The Tallest Trees

The tallest trees show the greatest colors. This set of trees is 36x18.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Wolfe's Neck II

I always loved visiting this state park as a kid when I grew up in Brunswick. I could ride my bike there and spend as much time as I wanted. This piece is 48 x 36 and really captures the great view from so many points in the park.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Late Fields

In Maine, once the blueberries have been harvested,  the small leaves turn a brilliant red color. I love the fields at this time of year. This piece is 48x24.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

On the Rocks!

Nothing beats beautiful Maine rocks to display beautiful beach-themed designs!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Addition of Art

Art adds color and purpose to any setting. "Skyward"

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Best Day!

16x16 for a view of the best day when I notice colors and shadows all over the trees!

Why be Picky?

Art often looks best in groups so that the colors from each piece can complement each other.

My Walk in the Woods

A large piece to capture the great view I had during a walk in the woods of the White Mountains. This piece is 24x48.

That Day in Dennisport

Great memories lead to a fun piece to paint. 16x20.

Maine minis

Each one is a cute 4x4!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Afternoon Colors

All of the sparkles, speckles, shadows, and highlights; that's what I look for and try to capture in my paintings of trees. This piece is 24x36.

Friday, July 8, 2016

The Bigger Picture

Art becomes part of the larger-scale art known as interior design. I would love to collaborate with designers to become part of the larger body of their work. Contact me at paintedpaperbyholly@yahoo.com and let's create together!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Morning Forest

The light that filters through the forest in the morning is like none other. This example of filtered light is 40 x 30.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016


Oh, the light at day's end. 36x18

Late Afternoon

The purple shadows cast by the late afternoon. 36x36


I love a beautiful sunset,  and no two are the same.  This one is 36x18

Monday, June 20, 2016

Just Barely

A nice pop of color across an evening field,  the ocean just out of sight in the distance. 18x18

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Cerulean Skies

I love looking up especially when the sky is a crisp cerulean blue. Each of these is 30 x 30.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Ocean Swirls

I'm very pleased with how this turned out knowing that it's a little different for me. But as with everything you have to do different in order to grow. The colors and the Shadows on the water as it crashes against the Maine coast artists played in this piece which is 24 X 36

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The Light

It is unarguable that I am drawn to the light of the sun coming through the trees no matter what time of day. For me it represents hope and promise. This promise is 40x30.

The Clearest Blue

There is nothing that compares to looking through the woods and seeing the clear blue ocean. This piece is 48x24.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Just Beyond

I love looking through the trees on the coast of New England.  I am never disappointed. This peice is 24x24.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Lifting I and II

Each 12x12 and each a view of the fog burning off the ocean, creating that bright sparkle.

Monday, June 6, 2016


Hung over a mantel, or on a large wall, you would feel just like you are looking out the window on a very sunny day.  This piece is 48 x 24.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016


This 16 x 20 is a small but powerful reminder to look up once in a while- you might just find beauty there.

Pastel Sunset

Because each and every sunset is different I feel a little pressure to try to capture each one that I love.  This piece is 22 x 28 on canvas.

Being Koi

Each of these pieces is 12x12 and these lucky koi can swim right into your space!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Evening Pinks

When you see a sunset like this you just can't help but think wow! Mother Nature never disappoints. This sunset is 30x30 on gallery wrapped canvas.

Dappled Trees

If you've ever really looked,  you'd notice that each shadow and highlight on a response is a different color. Go ahead,  look!  30×40 acrylic on canvas.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Featured on Instagram

I'm am excited to have 2 pieces featured on Instagram by the designer @mk_interiors. Molly paired my 2 ocean pieces perfectly with a white paneled wall and chair.