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HOLLY HINKLE

I was born in Detroit, Michigan, but grew up between Michigan, Ohio, and California, as an adult , I added Florida, Virginia to my homes, and eventually I found my place in the mountains of West Virginia, where my ancestors roots began. I work out of my log cabin home and studio.
I felt called to paint and I finally found my passion in 2001 when money was tight. I started painting with some art supplies I was fortunate to win at a local auction for just a few dollars. My art went from dark in nature to the colors that burst forth today as my soul was healing from the loss of four family members in just over a years time. I soon ran out of canvas and decided to use what I had , which was scrap wood. I am known mostly for my recycled wood art , but since discovering oil pastels I have been busy with those. I hope to incorporate my love of oil pastels with my recycled wood soon.
When not busy creating art in my studio you can find me in my garden, or tending to our chickens, goats or pigs. I must admit at times I am a bit of a hermit . Some of the things I enjoy in life are snow skiing, fly fishing , hiking, gardening, biking, and traveling . So you will see these themes reflected in my work. Most of my work is done intuitively, not planning my piece and just sitting down and letting the creative juices flow! My art has many times received the comment that is is "smiley art" and makes people smile. That makes me happy that I can bring a smile to someones day.

Dryfork, West Virginia

Man flying through the stars and moon in his dreams
Acrylic, ink and mixed media on paper
Dropped his hat while reaching for the sun
Acrylic, ink and mixed media on paper
Red Bull
Acrylic, ink and mixed media on paper
Run free
Acrylic, ink and mixed media on paper
Horse and bird out for a stroll
Acrylic, ink and mixed media on paper
Lost in the crowd of the city
Acrylic, ink and mixed media on paper
Cat angel
Acrylic, ink and mixed media on paper
The cat and his people
Acrylic, ink and mixed media on paper
Blow away
Acrylic on cardboard
Big Hat Polka
Colored pencils on vintage record album