Holly J. Kallie — Biography

Holly J. Kallie — Secretary & Artistic Consultant

Holly has 35 years of business management and secretarial experience, including ownership in numerous retail and service businesses. She has also previously consulted and has contributed dozens of creative art and business projects with Global Tactile since its inception.

Expressing my surroundings on paper and canvas has been the basis of my life for as long as I can remember. I can’t recall a time when I wasn’t observing the world through the eyes of an artist. Crayons and paints were an important part of my life as a very small child. The desire to paint or draw the people in my world, using the lakes and beaches that I love as a setting, continues to be a driving force in my life.

I developed a close affinity to water early in life, during the summers spent at my parents tiny cottage on a lake. Living in my own little cottage on a lake these many years later, I continue to be fascinated by the constantly changing colors, reflections and mystery below the surface of the ever-changing waters. For me, water carries the same essence of spirit of the woman and children that I paint. Flowing, changing, playful and elusive.

My realistic style is achieved using many layers and glazes of paint. I love the process of bringing my figures and the water to life on canvas or paper. I am self-taught and my style has been refined by the constant observation of the effects of light on a figure or water and the hundreds of paintings I have produced over the years.

With my art, I seek to bring a sense of joy, love, peace and connection to our natural surroundings. I hope my paintings take you there.

My paintings are held in private collections throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.