Molly Wright recently moved to North Carolina from Georgia. She is an East Coaster, having lived in Connecticut and Virginia as well. A painter all of her life, she received a BA, majoring in fine art, from Randolph Macon Women’s College.
Molly works in both oil and acrylic, responding to the thick texture and strong pure color offered by both. She enjoys the interplay between representation and abstraction and always she strives to paint beauty, describing her subject choices as being dynamic. People in everyday situations, flowers, animals, and garden landscapes, all provide inspiration.
Molly’s newer works are expressionistic and impressionistic ~ utilizing color as a tool as much as her brush. She achieves distinction with her bright, happy palette and a loose painterly style that allows for the viewers own interpretation to be part of the piece.
In Molly’s words, “Art is emotional for the painter as well as the viewer. It can change the lives of both parties. I love being a part of that.”
“The evolution of my work is in my ability to get out of my own way.”
At this time, Molly shows from her home studio as well as exhibiting in numerous solo and group shows up and down the East coast. You can find her work for sale at Fritz Porter in Charleston, SC, Christenberry Collection in Columbia, SC, The Gallery Room/Cotswold Market Place Charlotte, NC. She is also represented by Bozutto and Greene Art in Baltimore, Maryland, Tyler White Gallery in Greensboro, NC. Vision Gallery, Moorehead City, NC, and Harris Fine Art, Charlottesville, VA. Molly’s work is in many private as well as commercial collections including that of Jay Fishman, CEO of The Travelers, and Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, Va and Elon University. Her oil painting, “Lose Yourself In Books” was chosen as the 2012 Savannah Book Festival signature image. Prints of Molly's work have been available through Pottery Barn, HomeGoods and Ballard Designs.
In 2012 Molly started Quintessential Fine Art Fabrics. Quality fabrics designed from her original paintings are beautifully handmade into one of a kind or limited edition items, including neckties, scarves and make up bags. These items are available exclusively through shows.
Prints available at fineartamerica.com