photo cred: Crystal Barbie Artistry - Raleigh, NC
Emily is a self-taught artist based in Raleigh, North Carolina. She commenced her artistic practice at age 3 when she could just hold a paintbrush, but it wasn’t until 2016 that she decided to pursue her dream of being a professional artist and opened her own studio. That year was crucial for Farrell’s artistic trajectory when as a self-proclaimed “professional introvert” she decided to push her personal boundaries and share her art with the public via social media. These events resulted in an overwhelming response, and it was at this point that she knew she had to commit herself to art. Farrell grew up surrounded by creative, strong and independent women, which is a fundamental influence and inspiration for her in both her personal life and her career as a female artist. Her abstract compositions are inspired by different color relationships that she encounters in her daily surroundings; odd shapes, lines, and negative space. The materials used in her work include acrylic, gouache, soft pastel, graphite and oil. She searches to find balance and harmony, and creates beautiful abstractions with gestural and expressive strokes. Farrell achieves her artistic calling through spatial intervention of positive emotions through her paintings, thus creating a unique experience for the viewers.