This stunning image, LOSE YOURSELF IN BOOKS, encapsulates the 5th Annual Savannah Annual Book Festival taking place on February 15-19th, 2012. The artist, Molly Wright, has generously donated the original framed oil painting for silent auction to benefit the book festival and its mission to keep the Savannah Book Festival free.
Silent auction bids (beginning at $300 with $50 incremental bids) will be accepted from November 7th until 5pm on Saturday February 18th when the winner will be announced. Bids by proxy can be made by completing the form on the Festival’s website and must be received no later than 5pm on Friday February 17th 2012. These bids will be acknowledged within 48 hours of receipt and the winner will be contacted on Monday February 20th 2012 after the end of the Festival.
Limited edition prints, signed by Molly Wright are available for $40 each or $60 for a matted print, and will be on sale at all Book Festival events from February 15th – 19th 2012. They can also be ordered on line from her website at www.skidawayartworks.com The artist has kindly agreed to donate a percentage of the proceeds from the sale of prints to the Festival as well as 100% of the proceeds raised from the auction of the oil painting.
Molly Wright grew up in Connecticut and Virginia with a passion for painting and drawing. She graduated in 1981 from the Randolph-Macon Women’s College in Virginia with a BA degree in fine art and a minor in Art History. She moved to Baltimore in Maryland where she ran a catering business and then a faux finishing and mural business while raising her three children. Molly then decided to devote her time to oil and acrylic paintings and her first solo show took place in Baltimore in 1994. Her style is bright and painterly and she is influenced by Charles Sovek, C.W. Munday and Daniel Phill among others.
Relocating to Savannah, Georgia in 1997 Molly has exhibited in her own studio and others in the area as well as up and down the east coast. She has enjoyed many accolades from the media and collectors and continues to take workshops from various artists. Her studio is located at 8408 Marcus Place in Savannah, telephone number: 443-465-6448