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Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Molly McDonald "Beach Rose, I" acrylic on canvas, 36 x48"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Molly McDonald "Clear Water" oil on canvas, 24 x 72"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Molly McDonald "Beach Rose, II" acrylic on canvas, 36 x48"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Molly McDonald "Voyage" (sold) acrylic on canvas, 24 x 36"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Molly McDonald "Clematis" oil on canvas, 30 x 40"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Molly McDonald "Garden Triptych" oil on canvas, 35 x 55"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Molly McDonald "Late Day Walk" (sold) acrylic on canvas, 48 x 72"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Molly McDonald "A Patch of Blue" (sold) oil on canvas, 48 x 60"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Molly McDonald "Morning" (sold) oil on canvas, 48 x 60"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Molly McDonald "Shoals" (sold) oil on canvas, 24 x 72"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Molly McDonald "Thunder Road" (sold) acrylic/canvas, 36 x 48"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Molly McDonald "Sunset" (sold) oil, 30 x 40"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Molly McDonald "Morning, 2" oil on canvas, 30 x 40"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Molly McDonald "Soft Rain" oil, 36 x 48"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Molly McDonald "Lawn Party" (sold) acrylic, 48 x 36"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Molly McDonald "Birthday Party" (sold) acrylic, 36 x 48"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Molly McDonald "Weekend," (sold) oil, 20 x 80"

 

Drawing on past and present experiences, in combination with observation and imagination, Molly McDonald creates energetic, meditative color fields. Arresting abstract landscapes and figures reflect an ongoing intuitive conversation between materials and ideas. Her style is direct—broad pencil marks, fluid brush strokes, and a paint-loaded palette knife. Molly studied with abstract expressionist painter Dan Rice, a key figure, alongside de Kooning, Kline, Rothko, Pollock, and Rauschenberg, in the 1940’s and 50’s, in the art world centered on New York’s legendary Cedar Tavern.

 

Molly has been recognized with numerous national awards and has contributed to various art educational initiatives with the Yale Center for British Art, Quinnipiac University’s “Celebration of Women in the Arts,” and the Wadsworth Atheneum.