Maine artist Holly Ready's work is greatly influenced by her surroundings and the coastal landscape. The abstract shapes of nature and constantly changing light provide a continuous source of inspiration. The surfaces of water, land, and sky are incredibly diverse, and the diffusion and intensity of light in each are unique. Hour by hour, day by day, season by season, the light is constantly changing. She writes,

"I want my paintings to transport the viewer to a specific place and time. The work reflects the emotions felt while painting each piece. The layering and building of paint enable me to get beneath the surface and create the depth and luminosity that I crave in paintings. From the very first time I apply a stroke of paint to a blank surface, the interaction between the painting and me becomes a dance of intuitive experiences."

Holly Ready is a 1994 graduate of Maine College of Art. Her studio/gallery, Holly Ready Gallery is located at 91 Two Lights Road in Cape Elizabeth. She can usually be found there most week days from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and welcomes visitors, although calling ahead (207 632-1027) is strongly urged as she is often out painting on site.