Karolyn Farrell
Karolyn Farrell
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Dancing Peonies

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Country Roses

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Garden Goddess

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Thoughtful

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Siloam Springs

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Dancing Orchids

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Celebration

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Into the Woods

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December Morning

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Three Roses

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Pig Trail

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Venice I

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Flint Creek, Illinois River

Gallery Reserve - For Viewing Only

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A Little Night Music

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The Barn

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Roses at Noon

About Karolyn Farrell

Karolyn McMillan Farrell had no formal training in art until she entered college at Mo State University, although she had won awards in painting at the age of eight and earlier for entries in MO Conservation and 4-H competitions. She remembers one incident in which her father obliging and repeatedly scaled a backyard fence with a rifle while she sketched. This poster won the state monetary award for the eight-year-old. “My first work in college, a charcoal drawing of my grandfather’s dilapidated barn impressed my instructor so much that he suggested I immediately pack for a New York Art School. This suggestion was given consideration, but a relative recommended I secure a conventional college education and pursue art as an avocation. I followed that advice, although as a concession to my passion for art, I integrated art study into my education.” Farrell taught art at Indian Head HS in Maryland and then became an administrator in the Kansas City, MO school district developing science and art curricula. She earned a master’s degree in Fabric and interior design at MOU and honed her skills in volunteer work and study at the Nelson Atkins Museums and at the Smithsonian in D.C. Farrell taught art at the Rock Street Gallery and completed a Master’s in Adult Education with emphasis on creativity on older adults when she moved to Arkansas. All of this led to her becoming director of the Fayetteville School District’s Adult and Community Education program where she hired art teachers for adult and children’s classes. Farrell also taught and continued to paint as time permitted. Karolyn Farrell donates art frequently to charitable nonprofits. She is a charter member of Artists of Northwest AR, a Washington County community trustee for the Arkansas Arts Center, a member of Oil Painters of America, Mid America Pastel Society, Portrait Society of America, Plein-Air Painters of the Ozarks, Pastel Society of the Ozarks, National Museum of Women in the Arts and has been active in visual arts programs of the Walton Arts Center. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the USA.

I am moved by landscapes and Citiscapes in various light patterns. I hope these images bring happiness and serenity to my clients and viewers. I see art and an appreciation of it as an essential part of a complete education. The act of creating a piece of art is as I quote Robert Henri, author of The Art Spirit, who said “the arts were developed to allow us to capture and recall moments of our greatest happiness and of our greatest wisdom.” I am grateful to our great Creator. One of my greatest joys is when a client is so overwhelmed by a commissioned piece that he or she breaks into tears of joy and later relates how much beauty and peacefulness or happiness the art brings. Art critics say they enjoy the “intensity"" of my work as well. I am thankful for the great teachers with whom I have studied and the fellowship of fellow artists.

About the art

Karolyn McMillan Farrell had no formal training in art until she entered college at Mo State University, although she had won awards in painting at the age of eight and earlier for entries in MO Conservation and 4-H competitions. She remembers one incident in which her father obliging and repeatedly scaled a backyard fence with a rifle while she sketched. This poster won the state monetary award for the eight-year-old. “My first work in college, a charcoal drawing of my grandfather’s dilapidated barn impressed my instructor so much that he suggested I immediately pack for a New York Art School. This suggestion was given consideration, but a relative recommended I secure a conventional college education and pursue art as an avocation. I followed that advice, although as a concession to my passion for art, I integrated art study into my education.” Farrell taught art at Indian Head HS in Maryland and then became an administrator in the Kansas City, MO school district developing science and art curricula. She earned a master’s degree in Fabric and interior design at MOU and honed her skills in volunteer work and study at the Nelson Atkins Museums and at the Smithsonian in D.C. Farrell taught art at the Rock Street Gallery and completed a Master’s in Adult Education with emphasis on creativity on older adults when she moved to Arkansas. All of this led to her becoming director of the Fayetteville School District’s Adult and Community Education program where she hired art teachers for adult and children’s classes. Farrell also taught and continued to paint as time permitted. Karolyn Farrell donates art frequently to charitable nonprofits. She is a charter member of Artists of Northwest AR, a Washington County community trustee for the Arkansas Arts Center, a member of Oil Painters of America, Mid America Pastel Society, Portrait Society of America, Plein-Air Painters of the Ozarks, Pastel Society of the Ozarks, National Museum of Women in the Arts and has been active in visual arts programs of the Walton Arts Center. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the USA.

I am moved by landscapes and Citiscapes in various light patterns. I hope these images bring happiness and serenity to my clients and viewers. I see art and an appreciation of it as an essential part of a complete education. The act of creating a piece of art is as I quote Robert Henri, author of The Art Spirit, who said “the arts were developed to allow us to capture and recall moments of our greatest happiness and of our greatest wisdom.” I am grateful to our great Creator. One of my greatest joys is when a client is so overwhelmed by a commissioned piece that he or she breaks into tears of joy and later relates how much beauty and peacefulness or happiness the art brings. Art critics say they enjoy the “intensity"" of my work as well. I am thankful for the great teachers with whom I have studied and the fellowship of fellow artists.