Molly J. Nugent

Artist Statement

My art is a journey, not a destination. I started formally painting after attending an art workshop for teachers in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia in 2008. Since then, I have enjoyed sharing the creative process and my passion for art with my students.

At home, I like to experiment with paints (mostly acrylics), different techniques, and acrylic mediums. I have been known to use everyday household items, including old CDs, paper towel tubes, Styrofoam, and things from nature to paint with and provide texture to my pieces. Most recently, I have taken my inspiration from abstract city and landscapes, and have recently completed a series with prominent Fredericton landscapes.

I am very excited to have my paintings exhibited along with other family members: Aunt Suzan Carsley, sister Bridget Nugent Rideout and especially my daughter and nephews.  As a teacher and mom who understands the important role that art plays in the development of children, I encourage everyone (regardless of ability) to make and explore art with their children.

 

Biography

Born of two very creative parents, Molly Nugent grew up in New Denmark, New Brunswick. Although Molly did not start formally painting until she was 27, she credits her immediate and extended family for always showing her ways to express her creativity in every day life.

Molly attended Acadia University and graduated with a Kinesiology degree. After four years of working for New Brunswick Easter Seals, Molly attended St. Thomas University for her Bachelor of Education degree. Molly is currently teaching physical education and art at Minto Memorial High School.

Molly has had her art included in a few group shows at the Fredericton Playhouse Gallery and is a regular contributor to the Isaacs Way art auctions, which raise funds to sponsor underprivileged children to take lessons in the arts. She also shows her work at other Fredericton establishments.

Molly currently lives in Fredericton with her husband Ryan Seymour, their two children (Harper and Sullivan), and their Bernese Mountain dog named Cooper.

Some of their exhibitions