Name: Holly Ward Bimba
Business Name: Golly Bard
The Basics: I have been making art my whole life. I studied the fine art of printmaking, papermaking, and book arts. Watercolor painting is my favorite medium, my first love. I work from my home studio in Virginia. I live a pretty simple life with my dear husband. I read voraciously, listen to music, watch lots of movies, take long walks, and watch birds. I love nothing more than spending time with family and friends. In case you are wondering, Golly Bard is a nonsense nickname given to me by my family.
inquisitive, quiet, silly, bookish, nerdy
2. What five words best describe your work?
curious, quirky, whimsical, stylized, patterned
3. What was the very first art form you fell in love with, and, do you still do it?
Watercolor. I still paint with watercolor.
4. What was your very worst ‘real’ job?
Working as an administrative assistant was not very interesting work at all. It was quite dull, actually.
I am a full time artist. I enjoy working on my own and charting my own course.
6. What do you think is the single most important thing you could tell an artist just starting out?
Work, work, work and make more work!
7.What is your favorite way to distribute our work (craft shows, online, galleries, etc…), and why?
I have done a bit of everything and I would have to say I love selling my work online. It enables me to reach people all over the world, which is amazing.
the selby, book by its cover, all about birds, morbid anatomy, the jealous curator
9. Favorite artist?
Who can name just one? Francesco Clemente, Louise Bourgeois, David Hockney, Annette Messager, Leonard Baskin
10. Guilty pleasure?
Buying books and music, though I really don’t feel all that guilty!
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