Shannan Farr

" My goal as an artist is to create work that I would fall in love with if I saw it in a gallery because of its vivid color, relaxed mood, and effortless style. I am passionate about my subject matter and meaning behind each piece."

   Creating art is a positive outlet for me and also my career. I have a bachelor's degree in Visual Art from Lander University and I have taught art since 2005, most of those years at the high school level. I try to teach students not only art techniques, but instill a love for creating and viewing artwork.

   My subject matter has primarily been focused on the beauty and mystique of horses. I also enjoy painting Southern landscapes, my recent work on cat collages, and a sprinkling of other subjects, such as portraits of my daughter. I always create based on what I am passionate about. Horses will continue to be a mainstay in my artwork, but in the last couple of years I have felt compelled to create religious pieces. I base my images on symbolism that help me and, hopefully, the viewers to grasp and connect with these intangible concepts and beliefs.

   I prefer painting with acrylics and oils because this media allows me to mix vibrant, saturated colors and layer paint to create depth in my work. Collage has given me a vehicle to layer texture and color as well. I especially lure to incorporate scripture and hymns into my mixed media pieces.

   In much of my work, there is often a strong light source depicting how the light falls in the late afternoon. This is not only a beautiful time of day, but a time to unwind, slow down and enjoy our surroundings. I want my work to reflect this mood. I want my viewers to connect with my subject matter and be drawn into my work.

Voltaic
Prospect
Let us Rejoice
South Carolina Series
Blessed to be in South Carolina
Rugged
South Carolina Series
How Great
Faith
Love
Hope
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