Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Artist Holly Farrell

You must
check out
her website.

I'm on her mailing list, after discovering her a little less than a year ago online.  I have no idea if she offers prints of these paintings, but I just can't get over this stuff!  It's oil on masonite, and could pass for a photograph if you weren't paying attention.  The subjects are so simple, and yet when she paints them, there is something else THERE.  What a talent.  (I swear we had half those gardening books in that painting above in my house....it could be a vignette from a bookshelf in the house I grew up in, so her work appeals to me on a nostalgic level as well.) 

 Also, she is a self-taught artist!  WTF?!  Amazing.  

11 comments:

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

WOW!!!

christy said...

Pat said it all. WOW is right! Until I read your post, I thought the bowl & shoes were real items for sale. WOW!

christy said...

Pat said it all. WOW is right! Until I read your post, I thought the bowl & shoes were real items for sale. WOW!

christy said...

Pat said it all. WOW is right! Until I read your post, I thought the bowl & shoes were real items for sale. WOW!

Rose said...

Ditto to Christy' enthusiastic response! [grin] The window reflection in the bowl is asbolutely realistic. Talent!

sandra/tx said...

Those are paintings? Unbelievable! Thanks for sharing, Sharon.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Man....I thought she was selling vintage stuff too! That is a tremendous amount of work...GOOD work!

Daisy Cottage said...

Amazing!!!
Oh how I LOVE her work!
Wow is right!
Thank you Sharon for sharing.. oh to have a talent like THAT!!
xo,
Kim

Amber said...

Those are paintings? WOW! Fantastic!

Mom2Bean said...

OMG. I have that America's Garden Book. My dad passed it down to me. It's a classic. I WANT a print of that.

Carolina Elizabeth said...

I love Holly's art work. There is this such sense of honesty and simplicity. The it celebrates increased beauty in age. It is art work of its on time and I truly admire that.

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