About Hollyana

Hollyana Melear creates unique iconic art that speaks to the heart and soul in a variety of mediums, including acrylics, pastels and ceramics. She has exhibited at the Dougherty Art Center, Austin City Hall, and at the Texas State Capital, as well as numerous private exhibitions and commissions.


Hollyana Melear
Hollyana Melear

Painting has been a life-long passion for me. Born and Raised in Austin Texas, I grew up in a family of artists interested in Visual Art coupled with a deep love of science, astronomy, history, and culture. I have pursued the study of art through vehicles of ancient art and global forms of spirituality through the exploration of broadly varied media. In graduate school, I focused on ancient Middle Eastern forms of ritual, art and religion which led me to the study of iconography, particularly the idea of translating ancient icons and totems into modern form. My more recent studies of totems, allies, and Native American Medicine have come to permeate my art. I believe that art is healing to all as a universal language. By using art as a vehicle to blend culture, spirituality, time and imagery, we can create a new global mythology that can help to heal the world. Currently, my focus has taken a broader scope, incorporating the philosophies of Buddhism, Taoism, as well as some Islamic design ideas. By creating imagery that connects the ancient to the new and gathers higher knowledge from across time and the boundaries of geography, I believe I can make that tiny difference to help humankind find their common ties and look within with our eyes on the many ways in which we can all support the evolution towards a more connected planet and community.