A native of Virginia, Holland earned a bachelor’s degree in painting and printmaking from the School of Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University. Holland then studied wood-engraving with Blair Hughes-Stanton at the Central School of Art and Design in London, England, and worked as a printmaker at the Creative Arts Workshop in Connecticut.
Since graduation, Holland has created drawings, etchings, and paintings, as well as maintaining a full schedule of juried national and international exhibitions and solo shows. In addition, she has worked as a freelance graphic artist, medical illustrator, muralist, and drawing instructor. Holland moved to Oak Ridge in 1997, and had a solo exhibition the following spring at the Townsend Gallery in the Candy Factory in Knoxville.