Presently, Marcia Molnar’s life is one of contrasts. In summer, she camps and paints plein air on the rim of Grand Canyon and at other times, she finds herself in NYC wandering through the Met, the MOMA and Central Park.
It is definitely beginning to affect her work.
Marcia explains, “I have never settled into one style or limited myself to one subject. Having the opportunity to spend time in two different places during the year has encouraged me to try new things.”
“As an artist I find NYC to be as breathtaking as Grand Canyon at sunset and going through the museums, Cy Twombly’s work is as thought provoking as Edgar Payne’s paintings are beautiful. I can see things riding the subway or on a ranch that capture my imagination.”
“Perhaps it is being immersed in a life force so different than my own that leaves a lasting memory of light, movement, and color. The random experience has the power to evoke an emotion and then become a painting.”
“It is by remaining flexible and open that I continue to grow as an artist and a human being. I can’t wait to find the next inspiration wherever it is!”
Marcia lives in Prescott, AZ with her artist husband George Molnar. Together, they explore and paint Arizona ranch life as well as the Grand Canyon. Their two children have moved to NYC which explains why Marcia spends so much of her time there.
Marcia’s formative years were spent in her father’s gallery in Carmel. She moved on to do commissioned portraiture for many years and then landscape. Today she prefers to paint a combination of all her experiences, from ranch life to Grand Canyon to NYC.