In 2014, after 20 plus years as a successful entrepreneur in the beauty industry, Molly sold her Skin Care Boutique business and rekindled her passion for art. “Drawing has always been very relaxing for me,” said Molly.
She turned her passion into becoming a full-time artist drawing and painting pet portraits, botanicals, and wildlife.
Molly landed a dream job teaching watercolor at Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles, Il., where she has juried for numerous art shows.
She also was nominated president of the Chicago Chapter of The Colored Pencil Society of America.
"I'm so honored to be a part of such a great community of artists that want to help educate and give recognition to Colored Pencil Artists across the Country!"
Molly's artwork has been in art shows across Chicagoland and she is a member of the St. Charles Art Council.
However, in 2021 Molly was diagnosed with the “Big C” which took her art in a whole new direction.
“During chemo and multiple surgeries, I could not depend on myself to do commissions and paint like I was currently doing.”
“On the ‘good days’ I was able to work for a few hours editing videos of all the artwork that I had done over the years.”
Now Molly has combined her art skills with her library of video tutorials and her love for teaching to create online courses for colored pencil and watercolor artists.
"I'm so excited to offer such detailed courses. They are everything I wish I had when I started drawing and painting again."
"I'm looking forward to creating a community of artists that enjoy colored pencil and watercolor art for relaxation, healing, and mindfulness," said Molly.
On Molly's Etsy shop she has a variety of botanical and wildlife art in watercolor and colored pencil mediums. She sells originals, Giclee art prints plus gift items.