M. Ambrose (Molly) Perry
Born Mary (Molly) Ambrose in Linthicum, Maryland, the artist grew up in the Tidewater area of eastern Virginia, but spent many summers visiting her grandmother in Albany. So she felt right at home when she moved permanently to the Willamette Valley in 2000. Ms. Perry graduated with a Masterâ€™s Degree from Old Dominion University and taught biology in Virginia and on the Florida Space Coast before moving to Albany, where she continues to work as an online instructor for Keiser University in Florida and to paint at every opportunity.
Ms. Perry works primarily in watercolor and acrylic media on a variety of surfaces, including paper, masonite, canvas, and matboard, although she has also produced works in oil and combinations of oil pastel and watercolor.
The subject matter of Ms. Perryâ€™s paintings is varied, from imaginative non-objective abstracts influenced by her background as a biologist, to light-filled landscapes of Oregon. In all of her work she has attempted to capture the energy of and the moods inspired by the interaction of light with surfaces, both real and imagined, and her landscapes glow with the unique quality of light one finds through the seasons in the Willamette Valley.
Ms. Perry has studied with a variety of artists who have influenced her style, including Nancy Baur Dillen in Melbourne, Florida and Mark Allison, Bill Shumway, Annette Orrock, and Lavonne Tarbox-Crone in Oregon. She is an active member of the Corvallis Art Guild and Vistas & Vineyards, and is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon..
Ms. Perry has exhibited since 2004 in most of the Corvallis Art Guild locations around the area, and she has participated in several juried shows, including Vistas and Vineyardsâ€™ 2005, 2006, and 2007 exhibits and Guistina Galleryâ€™s Maryâ€™s Peak 2007 exhibit.