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Holly Ward Bimba

Holly Ward Bimba is the artist behind Golly Bard. 

Her watercolor paintings are inspired by just about everything, but mostly a jumble of natural history, curiosities of nature, all kinds of flora and fauna from her garden, the cycle of life, patterns, formal gardens, and miniatures of the mughal court. 

When she is not painting you will find her taking long walks, documenting odd bits of nature or digging in her cottage garden where she grows heirloom dahlias, native flora for pollinators, and has a passion for collecting specialty snowdrops. She loves reading and watching birds from her kitchen window.

She lives in Upperville, Virginia with her husband, Chuck and dogs, Ladybird and J. Atticus Finch a.k.a. Birdie and Jem.

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Bill Rock

Bill Rock received a BA in Radio, Television, and Film from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and an MFA in Visual Arts from Vermont College. He has led courses on color theory, painting, and drawing at Georgetown University and the Smithsonian Institution, among others. Rock has mounted solo exhibitions at Civilian Art Projects in Washington, D.C., the Washington Theological Union in Washington, D.C., the Temporary Museum of Art in Chicago, the Emerging Collector Gallery in New York City, and the C.R.I.M.E. Gallery in Paris, France.

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Melanie Wentworth

Melanie Elizabeth works with a variety of mediums and styles from her home studio in Northern Virginia, with a focus in figurative and landscape paintings on paper, wood and canvas. She often uses photos from family adventures and travels as inspiration. She endeavors to create art that captures a moment, providing a visual remembrance.

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