Molly Schmid brings to the world of art a fresh gift. Though
raised in a home suffused with classical painting, music, and
literature, her drive to paint emerged only with maturity. Though
undoubtedly touched by the work of her father, the artist Richard
Schmid, she steadfastly pursues her own style and outlook. Her
work has been commissioned throughout the United States and Canada.
She is represented by Giacobbe-Fritz, The Wendt Gallery, M Gallery
of Fine Art and Astoria Fine Art. In addition, her work is part
of the permanent collection of the State of Florida, as well
as private, corporate, and museum collections. Her work has been
featured in magazines such as American Art Collector, The Artist's
Magazine, US Art and Art Talk.
A New Englander by birth, but a resident of Northern Florida,
she excelled academically at Florida State University, graduating
Magna Cum Laude, with a degree in Fine Art. Her emphasis is on
classical, representational oil painting. Her subject matter
includes portraiture, still life, landscapes and wildlife.
Underlying and guiding
her focus on technical excellence, is a dedication to a personal
self-expression of gratitude sincerely voiced in her attitude
toward her life and work, becoming an artist and mother
has changed me profoundly. Everyday is a journey in which I am
learning, growing, and changing. At my core, however, is a part
of me that has not changed; that is my fascination with life
and all its facets. I am blessed to live this life, doing
what I love, surrounded by good friends and an amazing family.
Molly currently lives in Tallahassee, Florida with her young
son, Ian. In addition to motherhood and painting she also acts
as Executive Vice President for Stove Prairie Press, an independent
publishing company founded by her father.