Updated: Oct 27, 2020
I love to be creative! So I came up with the idea of selling my paintings and drawings to help pay for ski training. My first commission was to paint a very special pair of skis after they'd been right around the world on a ski trip of a lifetime! Now I've launched my website selling unique hand-drawn gifts with designs inspired by the mountains and nature.
In 2020, the start of lockdown, I was asked to complete a really fun art commission. My family runs an instructional ski holiday company in France, and one of our lovely guests called Ashley asked me to paint a story on a very special pair of skis! He had taken them with him on a one year, ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ ski trip around the world. What do you think?
Ashley has holidayed with us, and skied with my dad, for over 30 years. He had so many great stories to tell about his year out chasing the snow. He visited no fewer than 42 different countries on the trip. So I used the flags of those countries as my inspiration for the design. It took 15 hours of sketching and working out how to tell the story to finish them. Ashley loves them – and I do too.
My art story - and MOLLY website launch just in time for Christmas
Back in 2019, with encouragement from some of our guests who wanted to buy my drawings, I started my Molly’s Mountains Facebook page. The aim was to sell my art to help support the cost of my ski race training.
On the back of that, I’ve now started my MOLLY website, selling a range of unique hand-drawn gifts. It's so exciting to think that people all around the world can see my work online.
I love all mediums but mainly use pencil sketches for the MOLLY gifts range. My products are inspired by the mountains and amazing natural world around me.
I’ve always loved art. My grandpa is a brilliant artist and he inspired me to start drawing. And at primary school I had an amazing art teacher called Mrs Pandey. She really motivated me and developed my skills at a very young age. Now I’ve just started my art GCSE course at school.
Please visit my website shop and help me achieve my ski racing ambitions
MOLLY hand-drawn gift products include a tote bag, tea towel, drinks coasters and fridge magnets. They are unique, practical and make great stocking fillers for Christmas.
Please take a look in my online Shop and help me on my incredible journey. Thank you.