I am an artist exploring the intersection of science and spirituality. I create visions on canvases and walls to inspire love, healing, and resilience, and to provide viewers with visual and energetic expressions of what they find to be meaningful.
Working mainly with acrylics and a combination of direct and indirect painting methods, I build up layers of color, light, and kinetic patterns in order to convey the invisible energies that surround and are expressed by all living beings.
In doing so, I invite viewers to reflect upon aspects of reality that are usually beyond what we perceive with our eyes, and to invoke within them a remembrance of their connection to the Earth, the Cosmos, their Spirit, and to Humanity as a collective.
Molly Chopin is a visual artist creating paintings to inspire reflections about the Divine nature of existence and the healing potential of creative expression.
Born 1985 in St. Paul, MN, Molly moved to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania at a young age. She grew up there as the middle child in a family who encouraged her creativity, and throughout her youth she maintained a steady relationship with the arts through music, painting, and theater.
Upon finishing high school she chose to attend Kutztown University of Pennsylvania to pursue a degree in Art Education, and after graduating in 2007 went on to work as a full-time secondary art teacher for 7 years.
In 2013 a series of traumas drove Molly to question existence and delve deeper into a mode of art making than she had ever been. It was during this year that she experienced a transcendental flow state while painting for the first time, and while immersed in this state she interfaced with a loving entity that affirmed to her the presence of energies, guides, and worlds that exist beyond our visible realm.
2014 saw her last days as a full-time teacher, and the first public displays of her paintings, and since then her work has been exhibited in galleries, shows, and festivals all over the Southeastern United States.
Today she primarily creates paintings, prints, murals, and commissions from her home studio in Raleigh, NC, and she is a conductor and crew member of The Vision Train, an international art community that emerged in 2020 (see the "Resources" page). She still loves to teach, and hopes that through her work she inspires others to connect with outer worlds and inner guides and to find healing through all means of creative expression.
2007 Kutztown University (Kutztown, PA)
B. S. Bachelors of Science in Art Education
Concentration in Life Drawing
2020 Margaux's Restaurant, Raleigh, North Carolina
2018 The Chef’s Palette, Cary, North Carolina
2017 ARTisanal exhibition at Paynter's Law Firm, Durham, North Carolina
2016 The Red Door Books and Local Art, Saxapahaw, North Carolina
2016 Inkability Studio, Raleigh, North Carolina
2016 Litmus Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina
2015 Atomic Salon, Raleigh, North Carolina
2014 777 Gallery, Durham, North Carolina
2021 "A Tribute To Frida Kahlo" The Vision Train (online)
2021 “TRANSITION: Art For The Regenaissance” The Vision Train (online)
2021 “The Heart" The Art Therapy Institute of NC (online)
2020 “The Great Conjunction" Toronto Visionary Arts Collective (online)
2020 "Transformation 2020" Amanda Sage Workshops (online)
2020 "Mushroom Magic" The Vision Train (online)
2019 “Polychromatic Warren” 501 Nest Realty, Durham, North Carolina
2017 “Anything Goes” Imurj Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina
2017 “Glow” Imurj Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina
2016 "Exposed," Litmus Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina
2015 Mosaic Lounge, Raleigh, North Carolina
2014 Troy Mezze Lounge, Raleigh, North Carolina
2014 The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham Educators Appreciation Showcase, Durham, North Carolina
2014 RAW Artist Showcase, Raleigh, North Carolina
2013 RAW Artist Showcase, Raleigh, North Carolina
2017 Living Art North American Bodypainting Championships, Greensboro, North Carolina
4th place Emerging Artist
2016 Living Art North American Bodypainting Championships, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
10th place Emerging Artist
2015 Living Art North American Bodypainting Championships, Atlanta, Georgia
Assisting artist to 4th place finisher Tiffany Beckler
2015 Living Art Greensboro Bodypainting Competition, Greensboro, North Carolina
2018 Grant recipient, PLF’s Decemberween NYE Costume Ball, Richmond, Virginia
2018 Grant recipient, Transformus Regional Burn, Masontown, West Virginia
2018 Grant recipient, Ignite! Regional Burn, Stuart, Virginia
2017 Grant recipient, Ignite! Regional Burn, Stuart, Virginia
2015 Overall Champion at UP16 (Ultimate Painting Championship), Greensboro, North Carolina
2020 Book cover for "Circus: Handicap Haikus" by Ananda Rose Bennett, published by Doctor's Dreams
2020 "Reflections 2020" Amanda Sage Workshops
2020 "Transformation 2020” Amanda Sage Workshops
2020 ArtsLead, The Artist's Concierge, Raleigh, North Carolina
2019 ArtsLead, The Artist's Concierge, Raleigh, North Carolina
Imurj Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina
Cirque de Vol Studio, Raleigh, North Carolina
Pinot’s Palette Studio, Raleigh, North Carolina
Neuse Charter School, Smithfield, North Carolina
School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Appel Farm Summer Arts Camp, Elmer, New Jersey
CoSM- Wappinger, New York
VAE- Raleigh, North Carolina