Watercolor Studio

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Watercolor Studio

6 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Welcome to my Original Painting Store. Everything is Original here!
Visit for more paintings. If you are interested in a print please feel free to convo me.


Last updated on Jun 1, 2017

Welcome to my Original Painting Store. Everything is Original here!
Visit for more paintings. If you are interested in a print please feel free to convo me.

Hollis Machala

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Hollis Machala

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Anonymous on Jan 1, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Fast shipping and excellent packing, and the painting itself is beautiful. Highly recommend!


In creating hand-painted visuals; it is Machalarts mission to create and visually enhance life's interiors through watercolor.

Hollis is an emerging artist and home to New England. She is an Artist Member of the Rhode Island Watercolor Society. Her works are featured on her online store and she participates in annual art fairs. Hollis offers a vibrant view; using the medium of watercolor to vividly depict still life, landscapes, macro subjects (close ups) and architecture; using her graphic & interior design knowledge and travels as a guide to style and composition.

Hollis received her bachelor’s degree in interior design from Mount Ida College in 2006. She began painting with watercolor after working and mentoring with Frank M. Costantino at his architectural illustration and fine art firm from 2007 to 2010. Hollis has since found and continues to craft her unique expressions with watercolor. She began Machalarts Watercolor Studio in 2012.

Artists’ Statement:

Each painting is a study of light, color, and value. I have a range of subjects but each one is a different reflection of my travels and environment. The subjects mostly consist of still life, landscapes, macro painting (close ups) and architecture. The paintings are photographic in essence but journeys in analysis; of shapes, composition, and detail.

My aesthetic is mostly informed by where I live, where I travel, and what catches my creative eye. Nature guides the way for the vistas and landscapes. Every still life painting is a reflection of what is in my environment, but also carefully formulated. Still life’s are a chance for me to experiment more with composition, contemporary items, and impulses.

Why Watercolor? The transparent and opaque qualities of this media are fascinating and they always keep me engaged in the work. The media allows me to find new ways to express the outcome of the paintings. It’s my media of choice. One of the most rewarding actions with watercolor is achieving one fresh, effective, stroke.

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  • Hollis Machala

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    I'm an emerging artist with a background in graphic & interior design & Artist Member of the Rhode Island Watercolor Society. I offer a vibrant view; to vividly depict local scenes and still life.

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Last updated on May 27, 2014
Welcome to Machalarts ~

Recent work includes scenes of Boston and still life watercolors.

Please check back for more watercolor artwork soon!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Machalarts will not be responsible for any loss or damages made by the shipper, but please feel free to contact me should an item be dramatically damaged. I will be happy to do what I can to fix the problem.
- Each original is an original and reproductions are limited. Please contact me if you have any questions.
- There is a three day preview period. Returns must be postmarked within your three day preview to receive a full refund (less shipping) – Artwork must be received in the same new condition, including documentation of authenticity as well. Please keep the box if you plan on returning and send back in that box or a refund will not be permitted.
- PayPal is accepted and Direct checkout
- You do not need to have a Paypal account to use the service.
- All checks used on Paypal will need to clear before the item/s will ship.
- 6.25% sales tax for Massachusetts shipped to orders.
- Please make sure your "Ship To Address" is correct on Pay Pal. This is where the order will go to. Please follow all directions as you check out.
At present Machalarts will ship only to the United States and Canada. No other International shipping is available.
- Machalarts will ship each original cornered to a foam-core backing. The painting will be removable from the backing. Shipping flat (not rolled) will be the standard. Each item is a different size and requires different protective packaging. - Items will ship ground or standard mail. Any special circumstances "next day or sooner" please contact Machalarts.
- Confirmations on the progress of shipping the order are sent upon receipt.
Additional policies and FAQs
Materials and Suggestions:
Most of the watercolors are done with Aqvarelle Arches 140lb. paper. Aquarelle Arches is acid-free and chlorine free made of 100% cotton fibers, which confer strength and stability. Arches is mold made is available in three flawless textures: cold pressed, hot pressed and rough. As the paper is tub-sized in natural gelatin and air dried, it can take scrubbing, scratching and erasing while keeping the original intensity of the watercolor. Arches uses no optical brighteners and, therefore, its natural white color will not yellow with age. Archival value is ensured.

Please consider getting each original professionally framed. Unless I have framed it for you. Some pieces are framed as the picture shows it.

It is recommended to use acid free backing when framing.

I will sign each original on the image.

Machalarts mark on the digital image is not on the original painting ordered.

NOTE ABOUT COLOR: Colors of scanned originals will vary from computer monitor to monitor. What you see on your screen may be slightly different than the original painting. I have done my best to match the colors.

© 2014 Hollis Machala
The copyright does not transfer with any sale.
Reproduction or web image using only with written permission by the artist.

Thank you! - Machalarts