Holly Schapker resides and works in Cincinnati, OH. She has been painting for over 30 years with installations and commissioned pieces in universities, institutions, churches, and residences across the world. Her work has been the subject of many publications, including print, television, and radio. Holly has also been invited to demonstrate her painting techniques and creative process to universities all around the nation. Recently, she presented a series of her work in Monteverdi, Italy. She has taught Beginning, Advanced, and Thesis Painting at Xavier University. In addition to her painting demonstrations, Holly travels to give lectures on spirituality and hosts spiritual retreats.
I have a passion for the creative process and my aim is to create timeless images of the spirit. Art has a special way of piercing the artist’s heart as well as its viewers. My paintings depict my quest for truth, goodness, and beauty. Before my easel, I practice meditation or centering prayer and I intend to relinquish my personal control of the brush to God's energy which results in unexpected gifts that I humbly receive. I hope others enjoy my work as well.