Fall/Winter Juried Exhibition

Susan Farrer

Autumn Joy
Mixed media on stretched canvas (acrylic paint, papers, leaves, mica chips)
30″ x 19″ x 1.5″

Artist Bio:
Susan Farrer is a mixed-media artist in Silver Spring, MD. Her interests and skills have developed over many years through practice and studies in collage, watercolor and acrylic painting, drawing, pastels, and fiber arts. In addition to creating and selling her art, Susan teaches collage, mixed media, and drawing. Before shifting her career focus to her art and teaching, Susan worked professionally for many years in publishing and health communications at non-profits, a hospital, and corporations. Like the bits and pieces found in her collages and mixed-media art, elements of all of these experiences have fueled her passion for creating art and teaching others.

Artist Statement:
Ever since I can remember, I’ve been a gatherer and collector, intrigued by found objects and attracted to all kinds of paper and paint—the kinds of materials that find their way into my mixed-media art. I enjoy the texture, transparency, and color possibilities inherent in working at a table full of papers, paint, pastels, and ink, and I like the mystery and serendipity that emerge as more layers are added. Most of my work is abstract, but it often has a subtle theme founded in landscapes, plants, birds, or memories. In addition to creating and selling my art, I enjoy teaching collage, mixed media, and painting and drawing. Regardless of their age or art experience, my students are always an inspiration and give me new perspectives on life and the visual world.

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CREATE Art Center has operated in the Silver Spring community for over thirty-five years as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to spark creativity, foster learning, empower individuals, and facilitate community connections through the visual arts. Named after CREATE’s founder, the Tamar Hendel Gallery opened in 2019. It showcases local artists who work in a variety of media.