Nature is the impetus for Nancy Farrell’s creative process. For Nancy, the process of creating art has at its core a contemplative, spiritual understanding of the natural world. Her response is to select, distill, convert and arrange textures, shapes, marks and colours that emerge primarily from a feeling or a recollection of landscape.
“I have always been intrigued with the endless potential of abstract and non-objective painting. These forms of expression challenge me with an unparalleled means of conveying emotion and mood. I enter into the “space” of each blank canvas with no agenda.”
Nancy begins each piece by applying random colours, lines and shapes onto canvas or paper. The painting surface develops slowly with layer upon layer of paint. Personal symbols are often included as imagery evolves. Images flux, and motion becomes visible. Each drip, run and tool mark plays a role in the outcome.
”In approaching my paintings I am asking the viewer to slow down and enter into my space. In the process I ask them to become equally aware of their own personal space and individual response to the painting.” Nancy’s intent is for the viewer to be able to reflect on the vitality of the paintings as a catalyst for personal reflection.