In her bright, color-happy paintings, Tennessee’s Molly Wright depicts landscapes, people (sheep too) in an abstract style.
The artist: Wright grew up in Virginia and Connecticut, taking drawing and painting lessons. She attended a public high school that had an excellent art department, and then earned a degree in fine art from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College (now known as Randolph College). After college, she lived and worked in various cities, including Savannah and Charlotte.
The company/studio: Molly Wright Art is now based in Chattanooga. The artist, who started selling professionally in 1991, works out of a large, spacious bonus room over the garage in her house.
The goods & materials: Colorful paintings with acrylics, and sometimes oil sticks, on canvas and paper in various sizes ($380 to $3,500).
What’s popular: Beach and pastoral scenes. Also abstracted landscapes. .
Fun or unusual requests: Many, including creating the cover painting of a published book of poetry by Ed Granger, her cousin.
- Some of her prints have been sold through Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel and Atlanta-based Ballard Designs.
- A print of one of her paintings was featured on a Hulu original series.
- Some of her works were purchased for the permanent collection at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville and at Elon University (NC).
What’s new: More mountains are creeping into her landscapes, thanks to her new surroundings.
What’s next: Featured artist at the Theatre Art Galleries (TAG) Gala and Auction in High Point, NC, in September 2021.
Where to buy: mollywrightart.com.
Get social at:
- Facebook: Molly Wright Art
- Instagram: mollywrightart.