Biography

I find my past beating steadily, assuredly, through my paintings - reaching back into a wake of memories. We are all a mash of memories and experiences that piggyback upon other peoples' memories and experiences - all reacting to a past upon a past, connected only by things that are constant and familiar. When I reach out and touch something - a bowl, a book, some thread - I connect to people, places, times that I have known and have not known … all that makes me … where I come from, where you come from. And I am reminded, that …

Nothing Begins Today.

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 numerous private, public and corporate collections throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Japan including: BMO, Canada; Louis-Dreyfus Family Collection, U.S.A.; Oita Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan; Sony Music, Japan; TD Bank Group and Wires Jolley LLP, Toronto.

 

Holly Farrell lives and works in Toronto.

Works
  • record (eagles, the long run) by holly farrell
    HOLLY FARRELL
    Record (Eagles, The Long Run), 2021
    acrylic and oil on board
    24 x 24 in.
  • record (pink floyd, the wall) by holly farrell
    HOLLY FARRELL
    Record (Pink Floyd, The Wall), 2021
    acrylic and oil on board
    24 x 24 in.
  • skates by holly farrell
    HOLLY FARRELL
    Skates, 2021
    acrylic and oil on board
    20 1/2 x 16 in.
  • chairs by holly farrell
    HOLLY FARRELL
    Chairs, 2020
    acrylic and oil on board
    18 x 34 in.
  • calculator by holly farrell
    HOLLY FARRELL
    Calculator, 2020
    acrylic and oil on board
    22 x 17 in.
  • winter landscape iii by holly farrell
    HOLLY FARRELL
    Winter Landscape III, 2018
    acrylic and oil on board
    12 x 47 in.
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