Grace Gallery proudly presents the work of Molly Angel beginning April 17. Read her artist statement and preview the show here.

by on April 12, 2022

Local artist Molly Angel will be our next featured artist in the gallery this Spring. Molly Angel is the Visual Arts Director and Volunteer Coordinator on staff at Grace Mills River. Molly has been creating since she was very young and loves painting, printmaking, pottery, and teaching young artists. A brief reception will be held following the service on April the 24.

Artist Statement

I’ve been creating for as long as I can remember. There was never a time when I decided to become an artist; I just always was one.

My work is informed by an affinity for fiber arts and surface design that I developed in college. This appealed to me because I am innately drawn to line, color, and pattern for their own sake as much as tools in the artist’s kit. Realism does not tempt me but I would offer a surreal and unique lens to view the world. I’ve been influenced by the work of Spanish folk artist Juan Romero Fernandez, contemporary painters Este McCleod and Sue Davis, and many others. Pottery has been a long love relationship. I learned to throw a pot on the wheel at age 17 and have never stopped enjoying it. Functional pottery has both challenged and rewarded me as I am always honing forms and glazes and designs.

Whether painting or printmaking or fiber arts, I find inspiration in the world around me, in ideas I see and read and feel. My creativity springs forward as a treasured inheritance from the Creator in whose image I live and move and have my being.

Molly Angel

Instagram: @mollyangelart