Molly Mugler

Cushing, Maine
My work tends to focus on natural elements and man-made objects that inhabit their space gracefully. It represents the interplay of my ideas about both the world we live in and our impact on that world. My work focuses on what is immediately around me. Most of my paintings in the past two years are of subject matter less than 5 miles from my home in Cushing. I am drawn to the unique scenes of coastal Maine, transitions of light and shadow and negative space. While watercolors have been my primary medium, I have recently begun working in oil and other mediums. Painting has been a creative respite and source of reflection through decades of raising children, practicing law, providing elder care and trying to eradicate the biggest dust bunnies and the tallest weeds. It has tapped my underutilized right brain and given me quiet satisfaction. Recently retired with children grown and gone and elder care no longer needed, I am focusing more on my art. I have been painting, off and on, for 40 years. While I am primarily self-taught, I have studied extensively with several nationally known artists. I have taken workshops in Ireland, France, the Bahamas, Monhegan and Massachusetts. And I constantly paint in Maine.