In my oil paintings, I strive to capture expressions and moods in candid moments; sometimes revealed in a fleeting expression or by including meaningful items to tell a story about convey a sense of the person being paint
As a child, I was constantly drawing pictures of faces. The complexity of facial expressions and body language continues to fascinate and deeply engage me, glimpses of which I try to express in the images I create.
Graduating from art college, I worked as a computer games artist, using Photoshop and visual software to texture characters and landscapes. I have been involved in visual expression for most of my life and, in my portraits, I am concentrating on my true passion which has accompanied me since childhood.
Canadian Portrait Society
Contemporary Portrait 2020
17th anniversary online exhibition
June 1 - August 30, 2020
International Women's Day Show
Oakville Art Society Juried Show
Portrait Society of Canada Competition
3rd Annual Figures & Faces
Best in Show Winner: Traditional Art
Article in Oakville Beaver
Arranging a Commission
Contact me to discuss your portrait details, the size of canvas and pricing. We can meet in person where I can do some preliminary sketches and take photographs. We can also connect online and you are very welcome to send me your photographs as reference.
It is usual** for 50% to be paid before starting, with the remainder due on completion of the portrait. A digital copy of the finished image will be sent for final approval before the final payment and delivery.
Installments also accepted, with the final work being delivered on the last payment.
*50% of the cost of painting (unless otherwise agreed)
Costs above include
* Painting (unframed)
* Delivery of painting within Greater Toronto Area
* 13% tax
* Delivery by courier if outside Greater Toronto Area
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
'Just received my oil painting of Shadow and the detail is incredible. She really captured Shadow’s subtle beauty.
😺😸' Josh V.
The paintings are Purr-fect!! Thank you so much!!
Her ability to capture the essence and personality of our little furball was really something! A very precious gift!!
'Farrah's big present this Christmas was a commissioned portrait of Otto...'
'OMG! Best Christmas present ever!!!!' - Farrah R.