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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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

Night Moves

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.

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