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, the curiosities of nature, all kinds of flora and fauna from her garden, the cycle of life, patterns, garden maps, 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 dog, Ladybird, a.k.a. Birdie.