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artist and creative 

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artist and creative 

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Molly Cawthon is an English artist and creative passionate about the environment, as well as the accessibility and diversity of art.

She studied English Literature and Fine Art at Aberystwyth for her undergraduate degree and went on to study for her Master's in Fine Art. 

After moving to Cambridge she expanded her art style and searched for career interests. Molly now works with multiple galleries as a consultant, as well as running workshops, and producing her own art, and websites.

current exhibitions

GALLERIE V
13 St. John’s Street Cambridge, CB2 1TW
mythologies monochrome, and chiaroscuro: autumn group exhibition. Selected works from my "Fenland Meadows" series
October 2022 - December 2022

upcoming exhibitions

Cambridge, East Road
Solo exhibition "Vapor Language"
October 2024 - December 2024

experience

The Paint Club
Various Cambridgeshire locations
"Paint and Sip" Workshops with MOLLSPORTFOLIO
April 2022 - present

GALLERIE V
13 St. John’s Street Cambridge, CB2 1TW
Painting Workshop: Mixed media landscapes, colour and abstraction with MOLLSPORTFOLIO
May 2022

CRC: Cambridge Regional College
Kings Hedges Rd, Milton, Cambridge CB4 2QT
Guest Workshop: Shade and Light with MOLLSPORTFOLIO
March 2022

CRC: Cambridge Regional College
Kings Hedges Rd, Milton, Cambridge CB4 2QT
Guest Speaker: Being a young Freelancer in the arts community
December 2021

GALLERIE V
13 St. John’s Street Cambridge, CB2 1TW
Drawing workshop: Shade and Light with MOLLSPORTFOLIO
November - December 2021

exhibitions

GALLERIE V
13 St. John’s Street Cambridge, CB2 1TW
Spring Open Call “Vapor”
April 2022 - June 2022

Thrive Plant-based Café
5-7 Norfolk St, Cambridge CB1 2LD
Solo Exhibition “Environment and Atmosphere”
November 2021 – March 2022

Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Aberystwyth University, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth SY23 3DE
Lockdown Exhibition “Language and Image – Selected Calligraphy Works”
June 2021 – September 2021

GALLERIE V
13 St. John’s Street Cambridge, CB2 1TW
Open Call Exhibition “Diaspora Vapor”
May 2021 – July 2021

Aberystwyth University School of Art
Stanley Rd, Aberystwyth SY23 1NG
Postgraduate Exhibition 1 “Diaspora Vapor”
October 2020

Aberystwyth University School of Art
Stanley Rd, Aberystwyth SY23 1NG
Postgraduate Exhibition 1 “Dyfed Forests”
May 2020

Aberystwyth University School of Art
Stanley Rd, Aberystwyth SY23 1NG
Undergraduate Exhibition “Confrontation”
May 2019 

By working in monochrome, Molly assesses and manipulates mixed media to craft an image that is concerned with the concept of space and distance, balanced by paths within macro-micro compositions inspired by the landscape.

Molly utilises tone in a minimalist colour palette and creates shapes reminiscent of mountains, trees, and waterfalls: all of which are primary motifs of Chinese and Japanese images of nature: a history of art she is particularly interested in.

When Molly moved from Wales – a landscape surrounded by mountains and sea – to Cambridge in South England, the contrast in landscape was glaring. Cambridgeshire flat for miles, it is encompassed by fens and rivers and breaks records for high temperatures in the UK, penetrating the shade from abundant trees.

​​The concept of diaspora has appeared frequently in her research and recently became more apparent during her move to Cambridge from Wales. The sensation of feeling "mixed" by experiencing a change in landscape or settlement has affected artists for generations. 

​During this resettlement process, Molly aims to capture the nature of diaspora and the feelings it inspires and causes when she is out in the landscape. Molly is in tune with seasonality, and likes to explore the negative and positive emotions, journeys and motifs within seasons.