Every piece begins as one single point, a decisive moment of movement that sparks anticipation. Inspired by whimsical glimpses of nature, its synchronicity and mathematical precision, I search for that balance of playfulness and perfection. Captivated by the circle’s elegant symbolism, themes of completion, unity, vibration, fertility, interconnectedness and divinity are explored in my work. The designs build upon each other, creating a story through layers of patterns that are held together through color.  

     Using indelible inks, oils and gouache on archival paper, my process is a methodical weaving of technical elements and raw expression.

Molly in stripes

Molly Petersen Leith was born in Westerly, Rhode Island. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA and a Bachelor's Degree in Art Education. She's dedicated the last fourteen years to teaching, including founding her own children’s art school in 2008, with her husband, artist Corbett Leith.  Presently, she curates art exhibits for Proctor Academy and continues to create art for her business, PetersenLeith Designs.  Molly lives in Andover, New Hampshire and is also a certified Reiki Master.