St. Louis, MO
St. Louis artist Mollie Chounard is putting a modern spin on fantasy and surreal art. She’s exhibited her paintings across the Midwest in galleries and art fairs and won numerous awards along the way. She’s best known for her whimsical pop culture mashups and conceptual paintings. She’s inspired by creative greats like Salvador Dali, Roald Dahl, and Lewis Carroll; and considers herself a storyteller at heart.
“Each painting has a story to tell if you know how to listen,” she replied when asked about her work. The fascinating thing is that the narrative isn’t always immediately obvious, rather the story emerges and develops as you take in and interpret the carefully placed details.
I’ll leave you with one of her favorite quotes, which perfectly describes her art "Come with me and you will be in a world of pure imagination" -- Willy Wonka.