What’s your favorite breakfast food? Croissant and a Honey Crisp Apple
Book you’d like to give everyone (or wish they would read)? The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans
What makes you laugh? British Humor
Song that never gets old: "Get Together" by The Youngbloods
Drink of choice: Tea
Would you rather be hot or cold? Hot
Mountain, beach, desert, or forest? Forest
Favorite color? Green
Best movie line: "We’re gonna need a bigger boat…" ( JAWS)
Last thing you splurged on? Books and Incense
Bonus Q: Who is your favorite band? Jethro Tull was always my favorite band. And then The Moody Blues
Holly Sierra's illustrations speak of that which is visually enchanting with particular attention to decorative, mystical, historical and multicultural themes. Aside from a penchant for detail, the defining aspect of her work is her ability to combine her brand of realism with folk art and decorative fantasy elements. Were you to wander inside, you'd find Holly's studio full of tributes to her interests ~ The Green Man, A Myriad of Gorgeous Goddesses, Indian Tapestries, Sun Faces, Icons, Ancient Runes, Mosaics, African and Asian masks, A Medicine Wheel, Southwestern Artifacts, Celtic Castings, Incense Ablaze and hundreds of BOOKS! (Books on everything from the ancient world to elaborate herb gardens)
Holly Sierra now makes her home in colorful Sedona, Arizona and finds the area very inspirational to her new work. Regarded by Native Americans as sacred, Sedona continues to be recognized as a place of healing and spiritual renewal. Many come to experience the vortex energy centers, others to explore the art galleries and healing centers. Holly is often found hiking or four wheeling amongst the Red Rocks, if she is not busy attending a gallery opening or supplying a local shop with Chrysalis Tarot Decks, Greeting Cards or Canvas Prints! Holly's daughters, Gabi and Esme, as well as Pearl, a beautiful grey cat, helps keep her company.
Holly received her fine arts education at SUNY Purchase in New York. The next six years found her working and living in Asia; Amongst the countries that influenced her most were: Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, China and the Phillipines. As well, she visited and loved much of Europe with special attention to Ireland and England...Holly later returned from Asia to pursue a career as a Children's Book Illustrator in the states. Most recently, US Games has published the exceedingly popular CHRYSALIS TAROT DECK written by Toney Brooks and featuring seventy-eight new paintings by Holly. In the past, her work was published by Harper Collins, Source Books, Scholastic Books, Publications International, Silver Burdett and Ginn, and Micmillan McGraw Hill.