Artist’s Statement:

I am now following my passion of creating artwork, expressing my observations. I choose to spend most of my time watching people in everyday life, working and producing art that reflects our society. I believe the person in the streets is spending most of his or her time just trying to get by. I want to explore people’s emotions; their joys, their sorrows and their toils. There is times when I paint to express my opinion of what our society does to influence us. I am currently trying to combine my oil painting and sketching. Sketching with an ink pen has produced a strong picture, emphasizing the power of a single line or lines to create the essence of the subject. Painting with oils allows me to show the power of light and how it reflects what we see around us. Currently, I am working to converge the two styles to bring the best sketching and painting into one composition.

Brinton Farrand graduated from Carmel High School, Carmel, Indiana (1977). He attended Purdue University; receiving a teaching degree in 1981. In 1986 he finished his Masters in Art Education from DePauw University. He participated in the Chicago Art Institute Teacher’s Art Program, working in collaboration with teachers and professional artists (2010, 2012 2013). In 2011, Farrand was the recipient of a Lilly Foundation Teacher’s grant. He studied at Studio Escalier in France for three months with Timothy Stotz and Michelle Tully. This class included international artists immersing themselves in classical realism. He is currently studying with David Slonim in Anderson, Indiana. Farrand is a member of Raw Artists of Indianapolis, and was a featured artist in RAW shows in 2012 and 2014. He has shown his work at Art Bank, CCA Gallery, Gallery 5547, Indy Fringe, Penrod Art Festival (2011, 2012), the Indianapolis Art Institute, Funkyard, Mosaic, Fountain Square Brewery, Frankfurt Library, Morgan County Art Association, and the Columbia Club. He donated paintings for auction to Second Helping’s Tonic Ball fundraiser (2012, 2013), the Jackson Center, and other charities. Farrand retired after 32 years of teaching Art at Mooresville High School, and now paints full time.

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