Even though Molly Hatton is only eight-years old, she’s doing big things in the art world and will have her paintings on display at the Stephenville Public Library September and October.

“Molly is a regular at CTFAC’s classes and camps, and is such a talented young artist,” said Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council Executive Director Julie Crouch Smith. “We are thrilled to feature Molly at the Stephenville Public Library.”

Molly is a third grader at Hook Elementary and started creating art at home when she was about five.

“Her favorite colors are pink and purple, and she loves art because she likes to get messy,” states Molly’s bio. “When she is not creating art, Molly is active in soccer, basketball, volleyball and softball. She shows heifers in 4-H and is currently a Girl Scout Brownie.”

Molly is the daughter of Cheryl and Ryan Hatton and has one brother, Mason, three dogs and a cat.

“Molly being asked to do this has really improved her confidence with regards to art. She loves painting ‘pretty things’ as she calls it,” said Molly’s mother Cheryl. “She is very expressive and I think this show has encouraged her to get a little more outside her comfort zone and try new things.”

The CTFAC has been partnering with the library as part of its “Art in Public Places,” showcasing the work of young area artists.

“Julie and Miller (Wells) both have been great to work with (Molly) and get her to try new things,” Cheryl said. “She was very excited that they asked her to do the show.”