Inspiring Artist, Holly Eva Gay

This week’s featured artist is Holly Eva Gay.

Holly Eva Gay
Holly Eva Gay


Please introduce yourself and your art a little bit.

Hi, my name is Holly Eva Gay.  I am a Craft Artist who loves colour movement and design and dance. I was named after a beach in Hawaii by my surfer dad and was taught Craft by my mum and talented Aunties.  I am a self-taught Artist and I love creating wearable Art,  I love sharing arts and crafts with all those who are interested in my style, I love telling tales and laughing, I love being able to create, I love putting a new edge on creativity, I love big bold colours, I love lines, I love the beach, I love the colour pink, I love when black and white are put together,  I love courage, I love fresh food, I love my heart beating, I love cuppa teas, I love music and people.  I will continue to love all that I do for as long as I can.

Recently I have been chosen to teach at Bondi Beach Sydney Australia 2012 for the “Art IS ” workshop.  I was selected along with 12 other Artists which is really very exciting.  I have also teamed up along side with Tracy Verdugo and we have created our very own unique 2 Day Workshop Called “Wholehearted.”  Our Workshops will be travelling to most areas along the South Coast of Sydney.


Flowers - Holly Eva Gay
Flowers - Holly Eva Gay


For me, art is…

For me art is an expression that has been made from ones imagination based on personal life experiences and where they are sitting in life.


Wings - Holly Eva Gay
Wings - Holly Eva Gay


What are you currently working on?

I am always currently working on pieces of wearable art.


Wearable Art - Holly Eva Gay
Wearable Art - Holly Eva Gay


Who has inspired you?

Ken Done Mambo and Hot Tuna inspired me growing up.  Then there’s Picasso and Matisse who I love along side Traci Bautista and Alisa Burke.  I am very Inspired by Tracy Verdugo; we make a fabulous team!


"Dream" - Holly Eva Gay
"Dream" - Holly Eva Gay


What is your favorite inspirational quote?

I love so many quotes, especially song writers’ lyrics and here’s one by me:

“Honour the imagination because it will fly to the heights of all you can be”.


Art Journals - Holly Eva Gay
Art Journals - Holly Eva Gay


Are there any tips to living a creative life that you’d like to share?

My tips for living a creative life are very simple:

Be brave, take risks and do what you are passionate about, even if it’s for only a few minutes per day.  The only hard part is truly finding what it is that you are passionate about.



Where can people find you and your work?



Holly, Your interview is wonderful! Thank you so much for putting so much thought into your answers. I know it will inspire my readers as you have inspired me.

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“Inspiring Artists” is an ongoing artist interview series at  Join me Mondays for a weekly dose of creative inspiration.

The series will continue as long as there are artists wishing to participate.  If you are an artist and would like to share your story, please contact me at  I’d love to hear from you.  Thank you!!!

Love & Blessings,


  1. Carol Hawthorne
    August 8, 2011

    Beautifully written, you are sure to light up the lives of many.

  2. Tracy Verdugo
    August 10, 2011

    Holly is an amazing artist with a zest for life and a refreshingly honest way of looking at friend and my colleague ♥♥♥

  3. Karina Ort
    February 17, 2012

    I can’t find you on Facebook maybe your profile is set to private. Your paintings are absolutely beautiful and intriguing. Xxx


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