Molly Darby's exploration, Efflorescence, describes a collection of floral portraits communicating the development of the self and reflecting a corresponding growth in identity. This artful series is defined by abstracted oil and mixed media paintings that lead the audience through a visual journey of physical, emotional, and spiritual advancement. The overall exhibit inspires an idea of "flowering out"; becoming and embracing who we are as unique individuals.

Molly E. Darby Fine Art

oil & mixed media

Artist Molly E. Darby graduated from Western State Colorado University with a BFA in Painting. Her degree has helped create a professional portfolio that captivates the audience and establishes a connectedness to her work. Molly spends her time painting in her studio; documenting life's journey through metaphorical floral portraits.

For all professional artwork purchasing inquiries or commissions please contact Molly here.


The Shop @ The GAC
Gunnison, CO
Spring 2020

"Art for the Ages"

Mocha's Coffeehouse
Gunnison, CO
January 2020

"Art for the Ages"

The Twisted Fork
Gunnison, CO
Summer 2019

& "Art for the Ages"

The Gunnison Arts Center
Gunnison, CO
May 2019


Friday May 3rd @ 5 PM

& "Art for the Ages"

Molly, owner of Darby Design Studio, LLC and Molly E. Darby Fine Art, proudly curates both personally and locally designed artwork within the homes and businesses she decorates. She believes Art is a universal language that can inspire new perspectives and encourage positive change within one's self and, furthermore, the world.

"Art speaks where words are unable to explain."  - Mathiole

Efflorescence expands into a collaborative work between Molly and her daughter, promoting "Art for the Ages": an on-going project inspiring awareness of the arts and encouraging individuals of all ages and abilities to create together for the sake of art.

The Process:
Molly incorporates her toddler’s creative eye to help prepare the canvas for each floral portrait in the collection. She then completes the artwork by adding content and additional color. The final result offers the audience a selection of local wildflower paintings that celebrate the Gunnison Valley. This approach to painting is a wonderful way to bond and encourage developmental growth while pursuing an activity that both Molly and her young daughter can enjoy together.

"Art for the Ages"

© 2019 Darby Design Studio, LLC.

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