Hollis Litrownik was educated at the University of California 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 with a move to San Diego, California, she became a faculty member in the School of Art, Art History and Design at San Diego State University. There, Hollis taught art education and design classes from 1971 – 2008. Along with her University position, her lengthy teaching career included art instruction in both public and private elementary schools. After retirement in 2008, she has continued developing her genre, technique, and style,
as she pursues a career as a professional artist. Her work is in both private and public collections throughout the United States.