Hollis Litrownik was educated at the University of California at Los Angeles where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art with an emphasis in painting. Her professor, William Brice had a profound influence on her art. She continued her education at the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, completing a two year program with a Masters degree in Art Education. Her teaching career began in Illinois and then in San Diego, CA. She was a faculty member and taught art education classes at San Diego State University for thirty five years. She also worked in both public and private elementary schools teaching art to hundreds of students. Hollis retired in 2008, but continued her artistic development in painting and collage.
Her work is in several private collections in the United States.
I would like to acknowledge many of the various influences that have played a part in my development and career. Many artists have informed my work – such as Matisse, Rousseau, Van Gogh, and Hundertwasser, to name a few. My travel experiences and personal exposure to the arts of different cultures, textile design, primitive folk art, and botanical studies have also affected much of my work.
My lengthy teaching career has a great deal to do with how I organize and participate in the process of creating a work of art. Having taught students how to use elements and principles of design, I find that I too, am aware of using a structural format to implement and complete a work of art. Personal memories, and technical challenges come together for me as I produce something that is a reflection of where I have been and who I am as an artist.