Molly Wensberg

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Education
1975-1979Skidmore College, Saratoga Spings, NY, B.S. Business
Management, Studio Art Minor
1998-2002University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, Painting
Work Experience
1982-1997Helena Hernmarck Tapestries Inc., Ridgefield, CT, Master Weaver
of corporate commissioned tapestries
1998-PresentLandscape Painter
One-Person Shows
2010Molly Doe Wensberg, NH Antique Co-op, Milford, NH
2010New Work, Molly Wensberg, Arts Exclusive Gallery, Simsbury, CT
2009Land, Sea, and Sky, Arts Exclusive Gallery, Simsbury, CT
2006Grand Visions, McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH
2005Introducing Molly Doe Wensberg, Arts Exclusive Gallery,
Simsbury, CT
2004Out in the Open, McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH
Selected Group Shows and Awards
2017Terra Incognita, three person show, McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH
2012Earthly Delights, McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH
2011New England Invitational, Rockport Art Association, Rockport, MA
2nd Prize Award for 'Excellence in Painting'
2011Southeast Land Trust/Banks Gallery, Seabreeze Farm, Rye, NH
2010Island Light, Banks Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
2010Raising the Bar, UNH Museum of Art, Durham, NH
2008Shoals & Shorelines, Coolidge Center for the Arts, Portsmouth, NH
2008Road Trip 2008, George Marshall Store Gallery, York, ME
2008Red, Francesca Anderson Fine Art, Lexington, MA
2007One Hundred and Forty, George Marshall Store Gallery,
York, ME
2007Eight on the Landscape, Jameson Gallery, Portland, ME
2007Inside/Out, Coolidge Center for the Arts, Portsmouth, NH
2006The Art ofGiving, 2nd Annual, Jameson Gallery, Portland, ME
2006New Hampshire Painting in the 21st Century, Kimball Jenkins Estate
Galleries, Concord, NH, Karl Drerup Art Gallery, Plymouth, NH,
Thorne Sagendortph Art Gallery, Keene, NH
2006Unique Visions, Molly Wensberg & Gary Haven Smith, Arts Exclusive
Gallery, Simsbury, CT
2006Director's Choice, Arts Exclusive Gallery, Simsbury, CT
200522nd Annual Almost Miniatures Show, Farncesca Anderson Fine
Art, Lexington, MA
2005The Art of Giving, 1st Annual, Jameson Gallery, Portland, ME
2005Autumn In New Hampshire: Five Artists Envision Fall, The
McIninch Art Gallery, Southern N.H. University, Manchester, NH
200510th Anniversary Show, G. Marshall Store Gallery, York, ME
200525th Anniversary Show, McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH
2005For The Love of Snow, Francesca Anderson Fine Art, Lexington, MA
200421st Annual Almost Miniatures Exhibition, Francesca Anderson Fine
Art, Lexington, MA
200432 Degrees, G. Marshall Store Gallery, York, ME
2004City Streets and Country Roads, Coolidge Center for the Arts,
Portsmouth, NH
2004Skidmore College Alumni Exhibition, Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs,
NY
2004Momentum II, G. Marshall Store Gallery, York, ME
Exhibition of 8 finalists of the 2003 Greater Piscataqua Community
Foundation Artist Advancment Grant
2003Our Town -- Inside and Out, Coolidge Center for the Arts,
Portsmouth, NH
2003Momentum, George Marshall Store Gallery, York, ME. Exhibition
of the 13 finalists of the 2002 Greater Piscataqua Community
Foundation Artist Advancment Grant
2002, 2003Artists Advancement Grantee, Greater Piscataqua Community
Foundation, 'Finalist for Outstanding Achievement
2002New Hampshire Women, New Hampshire Landscape, New England
College Gallery, Henniker, NH
2002Joan L. Dunfey Memorial Juried Competition/Exhibition,
Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH, Honorable Mention
2002Spectrum, A Juried Exhibiton, New Canaan Society for the Arts,
New Canaan, CT
2002New Hampshire Art Association 54th Annual Exhibition, The Currier
Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH, Jefferson Pilot Financial Award for
Creativity
2001Spectrum, Juried Exhibition, New Canaan Society for the Arts,
New Canaan, CT, 1st Prize Oil Painting
2001New Hampshire Institute of Art Biennial, NH Institute of Art,
Manchester, NH
2001, 2000New Hampshire Art Association 53rd Annual Exhibition, The Currier
Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH
2001, 2000The Newburyport Art Asssociation Regional Juried Show
Newburyport, MA
2000Small Works Exhibition, Mill Pond Center for the Arts, Durham, NH
Best Oil Painting Award
2000N.E. Views, Real & Imagined, The Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester,
NH, One of 9 'emerging' New England Landscape Painters chosen
for this exhibit.
200021st Sharon Arts Center Biennial, Peterborough, NH, Award for
Excellence in Creativity, Content and Innovative Design.'
Corporate Collections
Cambridge Trust Company, Peterborough, NH
Fidelity Investments, Inc., Merrimack, NH
Fidelity Investments, Inc., Boston, MA
Primex, Concord, NH
Nelson, Kinder, & Mousseau, Manchester, NH
Concord Hospital, Concord, NH
Helena Hernmarck Tapestries Inc., Ridgefield, CT, Master Weaver
Yvonne Noonan-Cifarelli, Art Consultant, Oyster Bay, NY
Yale School of Organization and Management, New Haven, CT
Nixon, Raich and Manning, Manchester, NH
Orr & Reno, Inc., Concord, NH
Gordon, Muir & Foley, Hartford, CT
Axinn, Veltrop, & Harkrider, Hartford, CT
SRG Technology, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Memberships & Gallery Representation
McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH
New Hampshire Art Association, Boscawen, NH
George Marshall Store Gallery, York, ME
Arts Exclusive Gallery, Simsbury, CT
Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA
Mt. Washington Valley Art Association
The Banks Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
Canterbury Hill Studio and Gallery, Rockport, MA
 

Artist's Statement

Molly Wensberg

Painting came to me by way of weaving. As a tapestry weaver from 1982-1997, I feel I learned to ‘paint with wool’ and in 1998, I switched to painting full-time. I am primarily a landscape painter, working in oils. I am drawn to the landscape I see around me every day, by its influence on us and how we live, and our influence on it.  The honest simplicity of the New England landscape has been my inspiration since moving to New Hampshire in l998.  The farms and fields I see every day are so distinctly New England they typify the historical and traditional qualities that are an integral part of the region’s unique character.

The interplay between man and nature interests me; the give and take and subsequent emergence as one in the landscape. Though representational in style, my aim is to paint the emotion of a place rather than focusing on specific local information. I remind myself constantly of the expression, ‘less is more.’  What is left out of the painting is as important as what is put in.  It is the absence, ‘the space between the lines,’ that jogs the senses and invites emotional involvement between the viewer and the painting.

Recently I began working on interiors.  As with my landscapes, the interiors are more about the atmosphere and feeling of the room, rather than the physical rendering of the space.  The piano became a focus because, aside from the physical beauty of it, the connection to music is a great inspiration; it seems to charge the atmosphere around it.  My mother is a professional pianist and composer and my son has taken to it as well.  Music plays a large part in my painting and it seems only natural that the piano would be a perfect subject.  The scale and mass of a grand piano exudes the same qualities that a barn or building does in a landscape.  A grand piano is a very complex form and has been very challenging and quite thrilling to paint.

Cows….well, cows just make me smile.

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