Peace Bouquet Series: “Yes, because of the love of flowers and blooms I made these. But more, rather as a need for beauty in this world, in this moment because it seems unfair. Beauty is a call to take care of things we love, like each other and the planet and to call upon nature as our highest healing power. And though beauty might seem as an escapist or even indulgent it can also provide a gentler, safer, and expedited agent to the pressured and exhaustive truths we seek to suppress. These blooms and bounties of color and form are to be enjoyed and food for strength in an increasingly pluralized humanity.”
Hélène Farrar has taught and worked in the visual arts for twenty years while actively exhibiting in commercial, nonprofit and university galleries in New England, New York City, Pennsylvania, Italy, and England. Farrar has a BA in Studio Art from the University of Maine and a Masters of Fine Art Degree in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College in Vermont. Hélène currently owns and operates her own private art school in Maine out of her “Farmhouse” studio, where she holds varied workshops and classes. Her paintings have most recently been accepted into curated exhibits at the Cape Cod Community College, Fuller Craft Museum, the Saco Museum, the University of New England Art Gallery, and Twiggs Gallery in New Hampshire. Farrar is represented by Archipelago Fine Arts in Rockland.Her work as an educator has brought her across New England including the Haystack Mountain School or Crafts, the International Encaustics Conference and the Farnsworth Art Museum. She is the current President of New England Wax.