Molly Hashimoto

Molly Hashimoto

Biography: Molly Hashimoto's paintings have been published as notecards, holiday cards, calendars, and gift books—from a calendar that pairs her paintings with quotations from John Muir to card sets that feature her delicate bird prints. Her work has been exhibited at a variety of galleries throughout the Northwest and at the Whatcom Museum of Art in Bellingham, Washington. In 2004, her painting Lewis and Clark Trail: Missouri River won First Prize in the Shoreline Arts Festival (Washington), while several of her paintings were on exhibit in St. Charles, Missouri, at the Foundry Art Centre’s inaugural show The Adventure Begins, a signature event commemorating the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Hashimoto’s work has also had a long association with outdoor and conservation organizations: her work has been exhibited in a solo show at the National Parks Conservation Association gallery in Seattle, at the Seattle Audubon Center at Seward Park, and at the Elisabeth C. Miller Library at the University of Washington's Center for Urban Horticulture among others. She was also featured in the book The North Cascades: Finding Beauty and Renewal in the Wild Nearby, by William Dietrich (Braided River, 2014). Hashimoto actually received a B.A. in English literature from the University of Minnesota, before pursuing graduate studies at the University of Chicago and studying illustration at the School of Visual Concepts in Seattle. Teaching has become an important part of her artistic journey. In addition to the outdoor seminars that she teaches at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology at Cascade Head on the Oregon coast, the North Cascades Institute in North Cascades National Park, and the Yellowstone Institute in Yellowstone National Park, she also offers workshops for the King County and Sno-Isle Library Systems. She has also taught plein air workshops in Italy at the Tuscan Renaissance Center and in Venice. Through all of Hashimoto’s art and teaching, she has inspired and worked with students and patrons of all ages—and always with a mission to connect them to nature and cultural history through hands-on art experiences. • Hometown: Seattle, WA • Website/Blogs: • Published books: All of Molly’s many calendars, quotes, and giftbooks have been published via Pomegranate Press, including The Young Naturalist's Sketchbook, a spiral-bound notebook for kids. She also illustrated a children’s book by Cooper Edens, A Present for Rose (Sasquatch Books, 1993).

Molly Hashimoto's Books

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  • Colors of the West

    An Artist's Guide to Nature's Palette

    By author: Molly Hashimoto
    ISBN: 978-1-68051-097-3 Price:  $24.95

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    “Putting a brush in the hands of new artists, young and old, heightens their awareness of the power and beauty of nature.”

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