About the Artist

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Abstract paintings in watercolors, pastels, mixed media and acrylics inspired by all the colors of nature.

 

Bio:

 

MOLLY LIGHT

103 Equestrian Lane, Schwenksville, PA 19473

610-287-8509 

lightmup2color@comcast.net

 

Residences: Tennessee (born), Connecticut, Florida, Germany, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania
 

Education: University of Hartford, Hartford College of Art; Harvard University; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art; Moore College of Art
 

Light has always looked at the world through artist's eyes. Heightened awareness of light, color, shape and line inspire painting, drawing, photography and graphic design. Since childhood painting has provided an avenue for joyful self-expression and uninhibited exploration. 

 

Statement:

 

Ever since childhood, I have taken particular delight in observing natural phenomena in the world around me. Different places can suggest a variety of emotions and associations, from serenity to dramatic intensity, from intimacy to grand majesty. For me it is at once challenging and exhilarating to convey these impressions.
 

Each environment inspires a particular kind of response. I’m constantly experimenting with how to evoke the essence of a place...to convey what it feels like to be there...rather than simply describing the surface
appearance. I’m impelled to capture the moment when nature makes me say, “Ahah!” .

 

Sometimes I’ll gain inspiration from a scene and wait until I’m in my studio to process what I’ve seen. The majority of my abstract compositions come forth in this way. Abstract content encourages me to follow the most uninhibited exploration of each medium’s unique qualities. Not one to stay stuck in one way of doing things, I enjoy the freedom to choose from several different mediums to express my vision. The creative process is a joyous path of discovery and pushing beyond the boundaries of the familiar.
 

For instance, I’ve heard many comments by painters who are afraid of watercolors because its fluid nature can seem so hard to control. It is quite easy to make mud and to end up with “unhappy” accidents. However, I love to explore these very qualities of watercolors that scare others away. Practicing a Zen-like consciousness of being in the moment, I push wetness to the extreme...deftly applying brush stokes and color based on the
different stages of wetness or dryness of the painting. I fearlessly challenge watercolors to express their true potential for luminous and intense color.

 

Interestingly, the abstract explorations have translated back into freer techniques with my impressionistic landscapes. This is why I continue to paint and exhibit both abstracts and landscapes...they are all part of the same process of celebrating nature, expressing my passion for color and sharing positive, healing energy!”

 

FEATURED ARTIST:

 

2015 (August) Green Wolf’s Village Barn Shoppes, 4010 Skippack Pike, Skippack, PA 19474-0502
2012 (June-July) “Becker/Light Hues”, Montgomery County Community College, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422
2011 (Oct-Nov) Community Music School, 775 West Main St., Trappe, PA 19426,
2011 (May 1-31) Indian Valley Public Library, 100 E. Church Avenue, Telford, PA 18969
2010 (Feb 1-27) Harleysville Savings Bank, 1550 Cowpath Rd, Hatfield, PA 19440
2009-10 (Dec 18-Jan 10) Green Wolf’s Village Barn Shoppes, 4010 Skippack Pike, Skippack, PA 19474-0502
2009 (Sept 1-30) Harleysville Savings Bank, 1889 E. Ridge Pike, Royersford, PA 19468
2002 (Oct 19-31) Buckwalter Galleries, LTD, 223 E. King St., Malvern, PA 19355
1997-2005 Studio Open Houses, Studio 11, Norristown Arts Building, 619 W. Washington St., Norristown, PA, 19401
1989 (Sept-Oct) Unitarian Universalist House, (Germantown) Philadelphia, PA
1989 (Spring) Schuylkill Valley Center for Environmental Education, (Andorra) Philadelphia, PA
1988 (Fall) Cathedral Village, (Andorra) Philadelphia, PA
1987 (Fall) ATD American Corporation, Jenkintown, PA

1986 (Dec) Lutheran Theological Seminary, Mt. Airy, PA

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS:

 

2015 Frank Moulton Carter Memorial Award for Imaginative Artwork, Norristown Art League Open Juried Exhibit,
800 West Germantown Pike, Norristown, PA 19403,
2014 Donald Robinson Memorial Award for Excellence in Watercolor, Norristown Art League Open Juried Exhibit,
800 West Germantown Pike, Norristown, PA 19403,
2014 Memorial Award , Norristown Art League Spring Juried Exhibit, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422, + Permanent
Installation of Giclé Print at Montgomery County Courthouse, Norristown, PA 19468
2013 Honorable Distinction Award, (May) “Courting Art”, Montgomery County Community College, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell,
PA 19422, + Permanent Installation of Giclé Print at Montgomery County Courthouse, Norristown, PA 19468
2012 Jack Richeson & Co. Top Award, (March 19-April 20) Philadelphia/Tri State Artists Equity’s 63rd Anniversary Exhibition,
E.O. Bull Center for the Arts, West Chester University, 2 East Rosedale Avenue, West Chester, PA 19383
2011 Honorable Mention Award, (Sept.1-Oct.22) Scenes of the Schuylkill River Heritage Area Art Show, Montgomery County
Community College, West Campus Gallery, 16 High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464
2011 Best Watercolor Award, Annual Members’ Juried Show, Phoenix Village Art Center, 207-209 Bridge St., Phoenixville,
PA 19460
2011 Winsor & Newton Watercolor Award, Philadelphia/Tri State Artists Equity’s 62nd Anniversary Exhibition, Wayne Art Center,
413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne, PA 19087
2010 Philadelphia/Tri State Artists Equity’s Fall Exhibition, SPP Galleries, Philadelphia Inquirer Bld., Rt 23, Conshohocken, PA 19428
2010 2nd Place Award, (Sept.1-Oct.22) Scenes of the Schuylkill River Heritage Area Art Show, Montgomery County
Community College, West Campus Gallery, 16 High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464
2010 Jack Richeson & Co. Watercolor Award, (May 24-Aug 6) Philadelphia/Tri State Artists Equity’s 61st Anniversary Exhibition,
Montgomery County Community College, West Campus Gallery, 16 High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464
2010 (Jan 25-March 13) MCGOPA “The World of the Professional Artist #4,” SPP Galleries, Philadelphia Inquirer Bld., Rt 23,
Conshohocken, PA 19428
2009 (Sept 12-Oct 4) Salon des Refusés (Artist’s Equity Members), Main Line Unitarian Church, 816 S. Valley Forge Rd., PA
2006 (Spring) Jenkins Arboretum, 631 Berwyn Baptist Rd, Devon, PA 19333
2005 (MCGOPA “The World of the Professional Artist #1,” SPP Galleries, Philadelphia Inquirer Bld., Rt 23,
Conshohocken, PA 19428
1996 (Fall) Chestnut Hill Arts & Crafts Festival, Chestnut Hill, PA
1987 Woodmere Art Museum Annual Juried Show
Education
1984-85 Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA, Painting Major, Art Education Minor
1983-84 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia , PA, Painting Major
1981-82 Harvard University Extension, Cambridge, Mass, Comparison of Depictions of Nature in Western and Asian Art
1973-74 Hartford College of Art, University of Hartford, West Hartford, Conn., Painting Major

 

 

 

 

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