Artist of the Month: Jim Molloy
After many years of working in commercial and technical illustration, Jim decided to pursue fine art and started painting in 2005. He learned to paint by studying the work of old masters and contemporary artists. His inspiration is drawn from the many scenic areas that are the foundation of the landscape of the New York and New England areas, as well as from scenes and objects that evoke feelings of nostalgia and “Americana”. Recently, he has been focusing on the shapes and textures in some of those objects, and exploring how simple forms can come together. In all of his painting, he likes to try to find and capture the beauty and simplicity of the world around us, and to express that through his work. “If my paintings can provide someone with a place to escape from their everyday life, I have succeeded.”
Jim is a member of LIMarts, the Salmagundi Club of NY and Guild Hall of East Hampton. He is represented by True North Gallery in Kennebunkport, ME, and his work may be seen on his website www.molloyart.com as well as in local galleries.
See samples of Jim’s work on display in the Visitors Center for the month of December.