About Holly

Holly doesn’t remember not being completely fascinated by unique things. Countless hours as a young child spent with her mother and grandmother in fabric and design stores, always thumbing through catalogs looking at clothes or textiles and drawers of apparel patterns. The love for design was definitely passed down to her.
Holly’s first work with design came from her mother’s art gallery in Shreveport, Louisiana as a teen and when she moved to Savannah for college, she worked again in a gallery, this one featuring renowned artist Ray Ellis.
In the early 2000’s she became a partner in Hansen Fine Art where she sold paintings to individuals and businesses and also did design consultation.
It was during this time that she also began painting, taught by a local artist in Thomasville, Georgia. Spending her time between home and Savannah, she was able to fine tune her style and find inspiration. Her abstract landscapes were sold in a local gallery.
One final move has taken Holly to the Atlanta area with her husband and two children, spending all of her vacations and any free time along the coast of the Atlantic, from Charleston to St. Simons Island or Ponte Vedra...with frequent visits to the Gulf Coast.
In 2020 Holly Shae Design was formed with just an oyster shell as inspiration. The brand has evolved from accessories and jewelry to linens and now the design of her clothing line. She has fused her love of art with apparel designs she has carried around for years. Working with female watercolor artists based in Georgia and South Carolina, she works side by side with them to develop original watercolor prints that bring her elevated-with-ease patterns to life!
With her work now sold in boutiques and resorts throughout the US, Canada and Europe, she hopes you will find the same love for her fusion of art and apparel!