Artist Hélène Farrar was born in the suburbs of New York City in 1974, to an extended family of artists, musicians and designers. On one heavy winter snowfall in 1979, Farrar settled into the sleepy town of Hallowell, Maine with her optimistic parents and older brother.It was a far departure from her young childhood and family lifestyle of local trains, authentic Italian Deli, and frequent trips to the MOMA. But after many years away, Maine has happily become her home. Farrar lives and works in Manchester, Maine with her inventor Husband Stan, energetic daughter Olympia and dog "Buddy". She operates her own private art school under the subname Catch the Artbug in her farmhouse studio.