ReStoring Glasgow’s artistic flair

Mollie Settles, a local artist, busy at work with colorful paints. Photo by Jennifer Moonsong

Jennifer Moonsong

Central Division

General Manager

Jobe Publishing, Inc.

 

If you’ve been driving down Main Street in Glasgow, you’ve likely noticed a new splash of color at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. For the past month, local artist Mollie Settles has been busy at work on a new mural that graces the old building.

Mollie’s mother works with a board member for ReStore, and when the subject of commissioning a mural arose Mollie’s name was mentioned.

Although Mollie is a professional artist, and WKU senior studying painting and graphic design, this is her biggest undertaking to date.

“I have done a couple of smaller murals in Bowling Green, but this is by far the largest project I’ve ever worked on,” she said. “I was ecstatic when they asked me to do this.”

The only specifications Mollie was given was that they wanted a ReStore truck and houses being built depicted in the scene.

“I left the color and design completely up to me, I had free reign,” she said.

The young artist created a digital image, and they liked what they saw right off the bat so she proceeded.

She started work on the mural approximately four weeks ago, and it is now complete.

Mollie, who grew up in Temple Hill, says that she loved art for as long as she can remember, and it feels fulfilling to be following her dream.

“Ever since I can remember I loved the physical act of making things with my hands, that’s why I have pursued it in my education,” Mollie said.

Molly says that during the course of her work, many people have stopped by to compliment her, and also to ask if she might be interested in other projects on other business walls.

“It’s something I didn’t expect,” she said.

Mollie is not only painting the mural, but created the entire design which was approved by the ReStore. Photo by Jennifer Moonsong

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