Molly B. Right

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Molly B. Right hails from Greensboro, NC and has lived in Charleston SC since 1969. She began painting in 1993, and is self taught. Right lives nearby her downtown studio, with her spouse David Boatwright who is also an artist. Combined, they have three children, all old enough to prefer not to be called children.


Right’s subject matter has ranged from vignettes of her childhood to minimalist figurative works. The leap from narrative paintings to the bottle cap portraits was made in 2002, as I pondered what to do with a large  (4′x5″), rust stained, piece of sheet metal. The patterns of rust on the metal brought to mind the Shroud of Turin.  I decided to use paint to enhance the vague  suggestion of a face, and painted a man’s face on the metal. With the addition of a halo of vintage metal bottle caps, bottle cap Jesus was born. Mary soon followed and Right knew that she had found her medium.


Molly works in her Charleston studio, dividing her time between commissions and making pieces of her own inspiration.


    Magazines and Newspapers

    Charleston Magazine, Dec. 2015

    Luxe Magazine 10th Anniversary Issue, Dec 2015

    Luxe Magazine, Chicago, Fall 2015

    Traditional Home Magazine, Sep. 2015

    New York Times Style Magazine, March, 2015

    Washington Post, Sep. 2015

    House & Home Magazine, March, 2015

    NYLON Magazine, Sep. 2012

    Art Mag, Cover Art, Spring 2012

    Southern Living Magazine, March 2011

    Coastal Living Magazine, Oct. 2010

    Oxford American Magazine, Music Issue, 2006

    Martha Stewart’s Blueprint Magazine, Sep. 2006

    Deep Magazine, Jan. 2005

    Post & Courier, Artist profile, Nov. 2004

    Skirt Magazine, Cover Art 4/98, 3/99, 4/00, 12/00

    Charleston City Paper, Artist profile Nov. 2005,Nov 2000


    Wild Art, by D. Carrier and J. Pissarro, Phaidon 2014

    Merge- Art, Craft, Design, Basheer Books 2014

    Be Your Own Decorator, by Susan Salk, Rizzoli 2012


    Talent Freaks, Video Season 2 Aug. 2015

    Huffington Post UK, Jan 2012

    Wounded Warrior Album, Cover Art, 2011

    Off Beat America, HGTV, episode #HOBA-202, 2006

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