Chasing Butterflies, gold flake and acrylic on walnut panel, 18 x 19.5, $250
Ned Farrell is a collected artist creating big, beautiful, bold, …and gold paintings. Farrell started painting following his sixth-grade year and continued developing his own unique style in his high school years. Ned won awards in various competitions, including one from the New Britain Museum of American Art.
Attending college at St. Bonaventure University in Olean, NY, Ned joined the Peace Corps after graduation. Here he was trained as a beekeeper and based in Paraguay, South America. His extensive travels through the forests, rivers, and cities of the South American countries demonstrated a more expansive understanding of color, space and scale, which he translates into his paintings. Over time Farrell found that certain shapes lend themselves to the play of negative space, and experimented more and more with shapes, sizes, and images. He fell upon gold and gold flake, starting to utilize its boldness and beauty into his own work.
Ned has shown his work at the Agonist Gallery in Broad Brook, CT, the Branford Art Center, the Clinton Art Gallery, and various libraries throughout the state. His work is currently exhibited at Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook, Connecticut.