Local artist’s nature paintings exhibited at Farmington Hills gallery

Nature paintings by an artist whose works have been featured on gallery walls and nature trails will be on display through March 29 at the City Gallery inside the Costick Center, 28600 W. 11 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills.

Raccoons and Woodpecker
Raccoons and Woodpecker by Molly Person McNeece

Molly Person McNeece will speak on Thursday, March 14, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., about her role as the illustrator for the markers along the Farmington Hills Nature Discovery Trail, which opened its latest section at Heritage Park on Earth Day 2018.

McNeece is known for her lively and colorful illustrations, full of humor and intricate detail. She has illustrated several books, exhibited at galleries and art shows, and has won acclaim at local, state, and national art competitions. Her work was displayed during 2017–18 as part of the Public Art Program in Farmington Hills City Hall, and she was a natural candidate to create the paintings used as the background for the Nature Trail signs.

Nature Discovery Trail
Molly Person McNeece painted the backgrounds for Nature Discovery Trail signs at Heritage Park in Farmington Hills.

“Molly’s energy, creativity, and sense of community service helped to enhance the Nature Discovery Trail,” Bryan Farmer, Deputy Director of the Special Services Department, said in a press release. “This amenity helps visitors learn about nature as they enjoy hiking in Heritage Park.”

The gallery is open to the public from Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Wednesdays until 7 p.m.

The Heritage Park Nature Discovery Trail is sponsored by Natural Community Services , Bosch USA , Panasonic USA , and Sustainable Farmington Hills. Costick Center City Gallery exhibits are presented by the Farmington Hills Cultural Arts Division, which coordinates the City’s art, theater, and music programming.