Northern Beaches Artist

Artist Update

On the back of the success of Drawn In, Holly’s website is currently being updated.

Available & new artwork will be updated on the website soon. If you would like to enquire about a specific artwork, please email the artist directly at

New Artwork!

Breath Taken

Oil on Canvas

91.0 x 121.9cm

For enquiries please contact the artist.

Compliment Your Coastal Home

Breath Taken is ready-to-hang on quality artist stretcher. The artist can recommend (or coordinate) local quality framers should an oak or white frame be preferred to suit the décor of your coastal home.

About The Artist

Holly Mahoney is originally from Geelong, where she spent her childhood enjoying the rugged beauty of the south coast, later exploring this landscape further in her body of artwork at university.

Based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Holly has become a visual artist known for her figurative and landscape works on paper and canvas, often the ocean and the deep blue, a recurring theme.

Holly’s artworks invite the viewer to explore her world inspired by the everchanging movement of the ocean and be immersed in dramatic light, and colour.

Holly holds a BA in Visual Art (Painting & Drawing) from the University of Ballarat and Gallipoli Art Prize - Finalist, 2021.

Inspired By The Ocean

Fine Artist Based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches

Many of Holly’s paintings are an exploration of the coast, shore line and rockpools of the Northern Beaches - a vast source of natural inspiration - right here on Sydney's door stop.

Finalist Gallipoli Art Prize

Anzac Spirit, Then And Now

This artwork draws from her own experience, exploring the shores of Anzac Cove, walking in the footsteps of soldiers past – to present-day mateship of the Turkish people at the Lone Pine Memorial, and playing 2-up at local RSLs across the nation.

Working from personal photographs and historical depictions of soldiers, this work is centred around ethereal figures past and present set against a dramatic landscape illuminated by the sunset, reflective of the ongoing human spirit, hope, and freedom of a new dawn.

Art For Your Home

Transform your home with artwork! The right piece will speak to you and captivate your senses and the brush strokes will continue to engage and transport you to another time and place, time and time again. All artworks are created with high-quality materials ensuring that you can enjoy the artwork for many years.

Commission enquiries are welcome from June 2024.

Studio visit by appointment.


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Unique Colour & Light

Holly’s artwork is an emotive response to her subject. Whether a landscape or figure, she captures, line, movement, colour, and light in gestural marks that take the viewer on a journey as to how she interprets the world. Holly strives to imbue each mark with a sense of optimism and honesty. Holly's playful use of colour and light encourage the viewer to reflect and immerse one's self in the piece.

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The creative journey

A ‘re-emerging’ artist, Holly’s art studio is located in Brookvale Arts District.* You can follow her inspiration and behind-the-scenes studio posts on instagram.

*Scratch the industrial surface and discover funky breweries, coffee havens and many artist studios! #BADisgood

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