This Incredible Life

“… each relationship has great value, and […] there is infinite beauty in every moment of this incredible life.” - from the artist

Getting Dressed, 48 x 36 inches, Oil on Canvas, May 2017

Getting Dressed, 48 x 36 inches, Oil on Canvas, May 2017

My name is Molly Shirrell and I am a realist figure painter living in DFW. I strive to convey human forms with emotive color palettes and poses, showing a wide range of emotions clearly through my work. I have found that sitting behind a canvas does not fulfill my need to help others, so I have begun to raise money for suicide awareness and prevention in North Texas, a cause close to my heart. I contribute 15% of my total sales to the American Federation for Suicide Prevention.

Girl Who Reads, 48 x 36 inches, Oil on Canvas, May 2017

Girl Who Reads, 48 x 36 inches, Oil on Canvas, May 2017

I have struggled with anxiety and depression myself and I know firsthand how difficult mental illness can be to overcome or even just to manage. By creating beautiful works of art, I remind myself that every second is precious, each relationship has great value, and that there is infinite beauty in every moment of this incredible life.

Morning Pills, 48 x 36 inches, Oil on Canvas, May 2017

Morning Pills, 48 x 36 inches, Oil on Canvas, May 2017

I am a traditional oil painter and watercolorist specializing in realistic figure painting. I mostly paint on thick profile canvas.

“The focus of my paintings revolve around human emotions. I use expressive colors to represent my own feelings or projected feelings that I imagine one may feel in each setting of my paintings.” - the artist

Photo source: the artist @molly_shirrell_art

Photo source: the artist @molly_shirrell_art

To view more work by the artist, please visit www.mollyshirrell.com. You may also follow the artist on Facebook and on Instagram @molly_shirrell_art.


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