EXHIBITIONS

EXHIBITIONS

MOLLY 

BRISTOW

LONDON

My work predominantly features iconic figures alongside a spattering of movie references, designer labels, a whole lot of pink and pop-culture! I have tried to find my own style of work that merges everything I love together. I also use layering techniques throughout my work to hide hidden symbols and wording that is personal to me, but also motivational and aspirational. 

I am passionate about creating art that promotes conversation, that makes people laugh and appeals to the rebel within all of us. If I can make someone smile just for a moment whilst 
they ponder my art, then I am happy!

After a dark period in my life that seemed so stark and greyscale, I re-discovered my joy and passion again through art. This collection has served as a healing process for me, whereby I have been able to realise my pink, sparkly and rainbow filled dreams and portray them to the world.

You will notice that a few of my artworks 
feature that all too familiar face mask. For me, it wasn’t just simply about tying into current world events - the mask is symbolic in portraying my emotions during and after that dark period in 
my life. To me, the mask represented the noise 
in my head, the confusion about who I am, 
and who I can be. About me having dreams juxtaposed against juggling my ambitions and motherhood. I know many of people could 
relate to this internal struggle! 

Through my work I strive to promote fun and creativity, with a little bit of cheekiness. I want to show people that anything is possible and dreams can become reality when you put your mind to it. 

Cathy Davies is a true inspiration, demonstrating that when life presents you with challenges, that we should see them as the opportunities to learn from and grow rather than barriers.

Her journey towards becoming a successful artist wasn’t the easiest and she will be the first to say it is still full of hurdles. As a child she struggled with undiagnosed learning disabilities which led to a lack of education and those around her not believing in her ability to succeed – regardless of her obvious talent as an artist. “Relying on myself from a very young age became second nature in order to get through life. After taking care of two poorly parents for a very long time finances were a struggle and despite yearning to paint, I could not even afford a canvas. It wasn’t until some years later when I was given one as a present along with some paints that my world changed. I couldn’t believe it when I sold my first painting. It was like someone had erased all my self-doubt. Using the money from my first sale I was able to buy more canvases and my journey begun. Being on the spectrum has definitely made me who I am. What some would say is a disability, I call my super-power. It is now how I intend to live my life day by day and I encourage anyone who thinks they are different to embrace it. Why blend in when you’re born to stand out?”

Cathy Davies emerges herself and her audience in beautiful landscapes, that explore and occasionally intertwine abstract imagery and realism within her mixed medium paintings. Cathy paints within acrylic and oil, whilst also using gold leaf and mixed media to enhance and contextualise her work. Cathy’s practice is truly explorative and ungrounded, allowing her to express passions authentically.

Throughout Cathy’s practice, she demonstrates a boldness to create both beautiful and charismatic works, with emotive and reflective narratives, installing her work with personality, bringing a contemporary twist to classic and beloved locations.”

My work predominantly features iconic figures alongside a spattering of movie references, designer labels, a whole lot of pink and pop-culture! I have tried to find my own style of work that merges everything I love together. I also use layering techniques throughout my work to hide hidden symbols and wording that is personal to me, but also motivational and aspirational. 

I am passionate about creating art that promotes conversation, that makes people laugh and appeals to the rebel within all of us. If I can make someone smile just for a moment whilst 
they ponder my art, then I am happy!

After a dark period in my life that seemed so stark and greyscale, I re-discovered my joy and passion again through art. This collection has served as a healing process for me, whereby I have been able to realise my pink, sparkly and rainbow filled dreams and portray them to the world.

You will notice that a few of my artworks 
feature that all too familiar face mask. For me, it wasn’t just simply about tying into current world events - the mask is symbolic in portraying my emotions during and after that dark period in 
my life. To me, the mask represented the noise 
in my head, the confusion about who I am, 
and who I can be. About me having dreams juxtaposed against juggling my ambitions and motherhood. I know many of people could 
relate to this internal struggle! 

Through my work I strive to promote fun and creativity, with a little bit of cheekiness. I want to show people that anything is possible and dreams can become reality when you put your mind to it.