2017 Exhibition: Homely
Homely is how I would describe most of my subjects. It's how I feel when I look at my paintings, whether I am connecting to something, someone, or some time. A clear line is drawn to people who are closest to me. My cookbook series is an homage to my mother… memories of her baking pies, roasting roasts – memories of her standing behind the counter of our family diner, lipstick on cigarettes and coffee cups. Chairs, bowls, clocks… other domestic tools… functional things that now hold special meaning, allowing us to reach back for a moment and maybe experience a bit of the past.
I have always felt my work somehow crossed over from Still Life to Portraiture and back again. Rooted in nostalgia, when I look at my work I am always reminded of someone.
- Holly Farrell
HOLLY FARRELL was born in North Bay, Ontario. A self-taught artist, she has been painting professionally for over 20 years and has exhibited in Canada, U.S.A. and Japan. Farrell's paintings are in corporate and private collections throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Japan including: BMO, Canada; Nordstrom, Boston; Louis-Dreyfus Family Collection, U.S.A.; Sony Music, Japan; TD Bank Group and Wires Jolley LLP, Toronto.
Holly Farrell lives and works in Toronto.
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