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Artist Mollie Vardell


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After retiring from a twenty-six year career in the commercial architecture and design field, Mollie Vardell has turned her full attention to painting. Mollie holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interior Design from The George Washington University at Mount Vernon College and was a founding partner of LyrixDesign, Inc., a small woman-owned business providing architecture and interior design services for commercial offices, the government and the retail sector.  Always drawn to art, Mollie has now come full circle in living her life as an artist.  She has embraced her love for art and this passion has enveloped her in recent years.  Mollie now dedicates much of her time to her painting, where she explores paint and surface to bring new life to each canvas.Mollie studied art at the VanderZee School of Painting in Alexandria, VA for over six years. She has also participated in numerous workshops with teachers such as Kevin Macpherson, Robert Liberace, Maggie Siner, Sara Linda Poly, and Robert Johnson, as well as taking classes at the Art League in Alexandria, and the Rehoboth Art League in Rehoboth Beach, DE. Mollie continues to take classes and firmly believes that art education should be an important element of an artist throughout their career.Mollie is a founding member and past president of Great Falls Foundation for the Arts, a non-profit arts organization which provides opportunities for art enthusiasts to experience and celebrate the many ways art enriches our lives and our community. Located in Great Falls, VA, the foundation is visible through three primary programs, The Great Falls School of Art, the Artists’ Atelier working studios, and The GFFFTA Art Gallery. Mollie is a founding member of the Artists Atelier working artist studios, a collaborative art studio housing 16 artists in Great Falls, VA.Mollie has recently relocated to Charleston, SC [...]

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