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


Holly Farrell lives and works in Toronto.