Mollie’s interest in art began when, as a young girl on the farm in Ohio, she would spend hours sitting backwards on her horse with a sketchpad, drawing the other horses in the pasture. In 1975, Mollie and her family moved to Alaska where the raw and inspiring beauty of the wilderness encouraged her love of art and nature. Mollie began basic painting in oils in 1983. Because of her remote location, formal art lessons were not an option. So instructional art books, observation, experience, and lessons with her mother were her teachers for many years.
Over the years, through workshops and lessons, Dalhart Windberg, Mary Carole .......
Larson, Dorothy Dent, and Stefan Bauman have been amazing mentors to her. She also taught painting intermittently in Alaska, Georgia and California.
Mollie has been represented in galleries in Georgia, New Mexico, Northern California, and Alaska. Her work has been juried and chosen by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta as part of a traveling exhibition with the Southern Crescent Alliance of Visual Arts. She held several commissions for her artwork, including landscape and portraiture.
Mollie has long treasured the gift of painting.
“As an artist, I consider myself a pursuer of light and a recorder of historically significant people and places. I am passionate about creating life and beauty through the artistic process. In my work, I aspire to communicate the energy, movement, and emotion of life. It is almost as if the brush moving on canvas is conveying the song that is in my heart, expressing the trilling notes, melodies, and nuances for others to see and enjoy.”
– Mollie Flack