Elba A. Molina, was born and raised in Santiago, Chile. Since moving to Washington, D.C. in January 1973 and in July of the same year she started working for the Organization of American (OAS) where she worked for 40 years, and with different Secretary Generals. While working there she created the Art Group of the OAS, among others. She speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese and French.
She has taken oil painting classes at the Corcoran School of Art, a variety of courses at The Art League School in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, painting and drawing critique at the Georgetown University and series of workshops for artists organized by the Students in Free Enterprise at George Washington University.
Since 1997, she has had solo exhibitions and participated in several group exhibitions in the Washington Area, Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, Miami, New York and New Delhi, India.
In August 2011, she was awarded First Place and Second Place in August 2012 at the exhibit The Power of Color III and IV respectively, Annual Juried Exhibition Presented by Gallery West in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.
Her palette varies widely –ranging from oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, tempera, ink, monotypes, collagraph, dry point and silver point. Her paintings reflect strong sense of color, great sensibility, intimacy, spontaneity and freedom.Exploration and discovery are essential to Elba Molina’s work. As an artist, it is her joy to experiment new methods of work, studying all aspects of art expression.
She has been living in Washington, D.C. for many years, from where she tries to capture her emotions and perceptions through shape, harmony of color among others.