by Mindy Kyle
CAPTURING THE PERSONALITIES & UNIQUENESS OF LOCAL PETS
Successful pet portrait artist and animal lover, Molly Walsh-Lorenzini, uses her watercolors and colored pencils to capture the personalities and uniqueness of her clients’ beloved pets. “Seeing the joy that a pet portrait envokes and knowing that they will enjoy it for years to come is my favorite part of creating this art,” says Molly. When not working on a pet project, she uses her love of animals to create realistic wildlife portraits.
Molly explains that as a teenager, she had a fascination with drawing and painting eyes, which inspired her to start taking art classes outside of school from full-time artists. Her artistry guided her to a different earlier career as a cosmetologist and small business owner for 25 years in Los Angeles with a celebrity clientele that included Brooke Shields, Maria Sharapova and Jim Carrey. The Hollywood Reporter called her “The Facialist to the Stars”. When she moved to St. Charles, she sold her business and retired from that career to start her next chapter with her husband, Michael. Now along with creating artwork, Molly teaches watercolor and colored pencil at Fine Line Creative Art Center and helps students find the joy in art.
You can view more of Molly’s art and contact her at www.mollysfineart.com, on Facebook (Molly’s Fine Art) and on Instagram @mollysfineart.