Catherine Molland’s love of art began with an experience she had at the age of seven. While drawing, she heard a voice in her mind say that she was here to be an artist. It was a very profound experience; mind, body, spirit and decided her destiny.
Art is her life-long passion. Molland has attended the University of Bridgeport, CT for Art History, and art schools around the country, including the San Francisco Academy of Art and the San Francisco Art Institute. Molland experimented in print making, pencil renderings, photography, clay and other mediums. She has traveled to view major art exhibitions nationally and in Europe.
Molland draws her figures and then paints them in traditional oil painting techniques. Always open to experimentation, Molland has also added underlying layers of Japanese silk screened papers and acrylic mediums to her oil paintings. Dried objects from nature like seeds, pods, and corn silk sometimes appear in her paintings. Molland’s imagery comes from her passion and respect for wilderness areas, ancient myths, and simple pleasures.
Molland works in Series. Earliest work is Series 1: Earth Magic: the the peace and pleasure she found being in wilderness. Series 2 is Navigating the Unknown: Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey from the feminine perspective. Newest is Series 3: SeedPod, Simple Pleasure & Cozy Comforts. And the satisfaction of a job well done.