I am a visual artist based in Raleigh, NC. I believe that all beings have the power to create art and that a healing energy emerges through acts of creative catharsis. In my work, I transmute this energy to the collective, explore connections between inner and outer worlds, and illuminate the presence of the ineffable divine power that is expressed in the pattern of all things. I am driven to reveal the kinetic energy of spiritual forces and their interplay with this reality. Symbolism, synchronicity, sacred geometry, and meditative practices ground my faith in the existence of these forces, and my visions are received through a conduit state in which conscious decision-making is surrendered.
Within my paintings, elements of the natural world serve as analogies for emotional and psychological states. Light is emphasized to honor the ancient astral energy that is inherently part of all creation, and to serve as a beacon of remembrance - Light is where we came from and it is where we are going. Light guides us through sorrow into new ways of being.
"As above, so below, as without, so within, as the universe, so the soul..."
Molly grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania as the middle child in a family supportive of the arts.
She attended Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and gravitated towards becoming a teacher. She graduated in 2007 with a degree in Art Education and worked as a full-time art teacher for 7 years.
A variety of stressors drove Molly to leave full-time teaching in 2014 and start pursuing the path of an independent artist. She still loves to teach part-time.
2014 was the first public display of Molly’s work and since then she has exhibited in galleries, shows, and festivals around North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Florida. In 2015 she won top prize at a live speed-painting competition, and around that time also discovered a love for the art of body-painting. She has competed three times against international artists in the Living Art North American Body-Painting Championships, finishing 4th in the Emerging Artist category in 2017.
These days Molly primarily creates intuitive paintings and commissioned works from her home-studio, and she adores the community of creative souls she has found in the south. When not working on projects she enjoys spending time with her family and cats and going out for long distance runs.
Photo by Ralph Belk
Photo by Scott Dempsey