Molly Wright recently moved to the Charlotte, North Carolina area from Savannah, 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.
After years of working in oils, Molly switched over to acrylics in 2014. Working quickly, she enjoys the short drying time that acrylic paints offer. Molly’s newer works are expressionistic and impressionistic ~ utilizing color as a tool as much as her brush. Applying thick layers of paint, she achieves distinction with her bright, happy palette and loose painterly style that allows for the viewer’s own interpretation of the work.
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 exhibits in numerous well-established fine art galleries up and down the East coast. Molly’s work is in many private as well as commercial collections including 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.
Select prints of Molly’s work have been available at Ballard Designs and Pottery Barn as well as on the set of the television series, When the Street Lights Go On, and Twentieth Century Fox’s Production- Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens.