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Molly was born in Salisbury in 1981. She spent much of her life in Norfolk before graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in 2003 with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Drawing and Painting. She continued living in Edinburgh until 2008 when she returned to live on the beautiful North Norfolk coast.

Originally known as a figurative painter, Molly won several prestigious awards for her small smoky oil paintings of the female nude. Her inspiration for this aspect of her work stemmed from a love of 19th Century nude photography and an admiration for the old masters such as Caravaggio and Rubens. Her beautiful paintings play on the subtleties of light, colour and depth.

Since her return to North Norfolk, she has used her beautiful control of light to capture the distinctive, slightly bleak colours of that lovely coastline.

Lime Tree Gallery has represented Molly since 2007 in both Long Melford and Bristol and at art fairs in London. Highlights have included successful Solo Exhibitions in both galleries.

Artist's statement:
I attempt to paint the vast skies and limitless horizons and the constantly shifting landscape. My paintings have become about light and I try to play upon the ethereal qualities of the light affecting the landscape. I allow the paint to reveal and hide details within the canvas, making the build up of thin layers to be as important as the subject matter. I enjoy suggesting things within the paintings, sometimes ambiguous or dramatic.

Artwork by Molly Garnier View All