Molly’s work reflects her deep love for all animals and is passionate about depicting the loyalty, fun and friendship that our pets provide. For years, Lucy, her late Yellow Labrador Retriever, provided endless inspiration and was often the subject of her work. Lucy’s expressions, the way her coat changed color in different light, Molly wanted to capture it all. Sadly, Lucy passed away in 2013 from a short battle with Lymphoma.
Late in 2013, Molly welcomed in the newest member of the household, a yellow Labrador Retriever puppy named Hopper.
When she isn’t busy raising the big goofy yellow guy, Molly draws inspiration from other dogs, whether they are working, playing or posing.
She works primarily in watercolors on paper and acrylic on panel using a loose style and bold color to portray the life of a dog-a life of living in the moment. Her focus is not restricted to animals and recently her work has broadened to painting moments from her everyday life that she simply wishes to remember. A visit to a friend’s farm, the cows that summer in the pasture next door, a scene from a leisurely paddle on a New Hampshire lake. Memories that are uniquely her own and hopefully evoke a feeling of a shared experience. Molly lives in New Boston, New Hampshire with her husband Jim and their big goofy Lab, Hopper and newest family member, black labrador Bee.
Molly is committed to sharing her artwork for animal welfare causes and has been a regular contributor to the fundraising efforts of Animal Rescue League of NH, Labrador Life Line , Southern California Labrador Retriever Rescue, S.P.A.R.R.O as well as other animal welfare groups.
Her work attracts collectors throughout the country and has won awards locally and nationally, including winning 1st and 2nd Place in Watercolors at the 24th Annual National Art Show at the Dog Show in Wichita, KS in 2010, Best In Show at the VWS Summer Juried Show 2011 awarded by Ted Nuttall, AWS , the Judge’s Award at the 25th International Exhibition on Animals Art, LSU School of Veterinary Medicine and 3rd Place Watercolors at the 29th Annual Art Show at the Dog Show in Wichita, KS. Most recently, Dog Writers Association of America has awarded Molly the Maxwell Medallion for “Series of Illustrations or Paintings” in 2017. Her artwork has been featured on covers of the Journal of the Veterinary Medical Association and in the book 1,000 Dog Portraits by Robynne Raye, a compilation of canine art from around the globe.
She studied at Rhode Island School of Design (BFA Illustration) and is a proud member of:
New Hampshire Art Association 2007-2015
Vermont Watercolor Society Signature Member 2010-2014
Canine Art Guild