Holly Ward Bimba is the artist behind Golly Bard. 

Her watercolor paintings are inspired by just about everything, but mostly by natural history, the curiosities of nature, all kinds of flora and fauna, the cycle of life, patterns, garden maps, things in jars, and miniatures of the mughal court. 

When she is not painting you will find her taking long walks, photographing odd bits of nature, digging in her cottage garden, reading weird books, and watching birds from her kitchen window.

She lives in Upperville, Virginia with her husband, Chuck and two dogs, Ladybird and Cowboy.