Michele Farrier “Shadow Shapes” Gallery Opening Friday March 16th

Teton Arts in Teton Valley, Idaho is excited to feature the work of painter Michele Z. Farrier. The show and sale, entitled “Shadow Shapes”, runs from March 16 to May 1, 2018.
Teton Arts Gallery in Driggs City Center will launch this show with an Opening Reception on Friday evening, March 16 from 6-8 pm. Enjoy light refreshments and good company as you view Michele’s exhibit of work.  Michele is active and enjoys time out of doors observing. Her work is done primarily in the field using soft pastels and oil, with a few finishing touches added in her studio in Cortez, Colorado. She has a BA from UC Davis in Studio Art and a K-12 Art Teaching Credential from CSU, Sacramento. Michele lived in and loved Teton Valley for almost 25 years. She inspired many young artists there in that time.
Continuing her education, Michele has studied, through workshops, with Ray Roberts, Jill Carver, Ned Jacob, Camille Przewodek, Tim Horn and Greg McHuron, as well as at the Plein Air Convention. Her work can be found at DeSelms Fine Art in Cheyenne, WY, Guchiebird’s in Driggs, ID, the Wyoming State Art Collection, the Ivinson Hospital in Laramie, WY and many private collections.
Michele has been highlighted in Southwest Art Magazine (Aug 2017) as an emerging artist. Her work was featured in Outdoor Painter Online Magazine (Jan, Nov 2016) and as the cover artist for the Teton Regional Land Trust quarterly (Fall 2017). She will be enjoying her fifth year as resident artist for the Whitney Western Art Museum/Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody this July as well as participating the the 10 day Santa Fe Invitational Plein Air Fiesta in April.
“I have spent the last few years working on simplification of value (representing only that which needs to be painted to share the artist’s intent… no ‘extra’ information to clutter the viewer’s experience), using color intensity in place of contrast and establishing a focal point through a variety of techniques.  I feel my current work is more specifically defined (even the field work) and much more developed in the use of value and color.  The endless learning is one of the intrigues that I have with creating art…
and it IS endless!
I seek to celebrate observation – striving to portray that time does not elude us but can embrace us. I am drawn to the tension of strong shapes of light and shadow to emphasize a moment in time that is always worth recognizing and savoring. Sometimes we all need a reminder!”