Hello, I’m Molly.
I grew up in Washington’s Columbia River Gorge, but now make my home in Connecticut.
I take inspiration from these beautiful places, but the connection between environment and art isn’t always obvious. I cannot improve upon nature, but I enjoy playing games with what I see. What begins as a recognizable thing like a tree or a person might be reduced to a color, a particular shape or group of lines.
Appreciation for the work of other artists brings another important element and gives me some context for my own experiments. I have special admiration for the work of Egon Schiele, Joan Mitchell, Helen Frankenthaler and Arshile Gorky.
There is also inspiration in the process. The improvisation and experimentation involved in rendering a recognizable subject abstractly or making a purely (non-objective) abstract image is energizing. Last but not least, the paint itself is inviting. I love the luscious, buttery consistency and the mud-pie fun of stirring it all together.