This series of large atmospheric work by Molly Cawthorn was created during the end of lockdown, at the climax of her MA in Fine Art studying remotely at Aberystwyth School of Art in 2020, and throughout winter in early 2021, as a new resident of Cambridge.
Having moved to Cambridge during the lockdown, the social atmosphere and the climactic atmosphere, as well as the seasonal changes influenced her detailed large drawings.
Molly’s work often focuses on nature, particularly landscape. In this series, Environment and Atmosphere, as well as an exploration of light and shadow with subjects of trees around Cambridge, Molly focused on the subject of the tree as character.
Her work is largely acrylic paint on paper, canvas and glass, and so this series of work is quite a departure from her usual style.
Thank you to Thrive, for exhibiting my work over the winter. It is such a wonderful opportunity to work with one of my favourite vegan restaurants in Cambridge.