Farrand
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Visual Art – Indianapolis, IN

Artist’s Statement My art career began in 2010, painting and showing my work locally while teaching High School Art in Mooresville. During that time I received a Lilly grant to study classical realism painting in France for three months. Upon retirement in 2014, I continued painting and showing my work full time. I continually work to expand my skills through classes in at Herron, drawing and painting workshops of all kinds. I have learned to appreciate many points of view in both art and politics. The CCA Gallery in Zionsville and the Art Bank in Indianapolis are where I first started showing on a regular basis. I'm now actively displaying my work in multiple places throughout the city. I have participated in big groups shows at the Indiana Landmarks – Rapp Family Gallery, 5547 Project Gallery, Acceleration Art & Photography, and RAW: Natural Born Artists and was a featured artist on Indy Style, The Art of the Matter, and the Mooresville/Decatur Times to promote myself and these shows. In addition, this year I have been in juried shows in Ohio, Fountain Square, Greenwood, and Irvington. I am following my passion of creating artwork, expressing my observations. I choose to spend most of my time watching people in everyday life, working and producing art that reflects our society. I believe the person in the streets is spending most of his or her time just trying to get by. I want to explore people’s emotions; their joys, their sorrows and their toils. There are times when I paint to express my opinion of what our society does to influence us. My artwork focuses on the play between strong lines with vibrant colors, creating a sense of depth with the use of shapes and forms. My paintings emphasize these lines to create the essence of the subjects. I also like to show the power of light and how it reflects what we see around us. My most recent technique is called ‘Dribble Painting’, done by dribbling latex paint on canvas in a variety of colors, layering and drying alternatively until the painting is formed. ...more