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, Betts Gallery of Belfast, Cynthia Winings Gallery of Blue Hill, and the Center for Maine Craft in West Gardiner. Her work as an educator has brought her across the state of Maine including the Haystack Mountain School or Crafts, and she will be teaching at the 2019 International Encaustics Conference.
About the Studio
In 2014, Farrar purchased an 1850's Farmhouse for a working and teaching studio on busy Route 202 in Manchester, Maine. The house has been renovated since and houses four teaching and working studios, including Farrar's personal work space. Classes at the studio are offered weekly and approximately forty children ranging from four to nineteen attend these. Classes for adults are also offered including weekly watercolor and individual studies in encaustic, acrylic, and oil painting. Approximately fifteen adults participate in weekly classes in addition to offerings in Paint Nights formats, retreats and parties for individuals and corporate needs, and private lessons. The studio boasts gorgeous south facing light, original architectural elements, and an original “home” feeling that makes for a spirit lifting work space.
The Farmhouse studio is a shared creative space with Farrar's inventor husband, Stan. Stan is the creator of many inventions, one of which has become locally known as ComposiMold. Check out www.composimold.com or you can learn more about his other exciting projects and his company at www.wizbeinnovations.com.