“My work is done for the pure joy of observation.”
My work is done primarily on site, en plein air. I endeavor to recreate not only what I see, but how it feels to be there. I am particularly drawn to shadows that create strong, natural compositions and balance. The process is insightful and cleansing for me. I hope that I can share some of the freedom that I find while working en plein air through my art.
Michele’s interest in plein air has been a joy for her. She is active and enjoys time out of doors observing for hours at a time. Her work is done primarily in the field using soft pastels and oil, with a few finishing touches being completed in her studio in Alta.
Michele taught art K-12 for Teton County School District for 19 years. She has a BA from UC Davis in Studio Art and a K-12 Art Teaching Credential from CSU, Sacramento.
Continuing her education, Michele has studied, through workshops, with Ray Roberts, Jill Carver, Ned Jacob, Camille Przewodek, Tim Horn, Greg McHuron, Kathy Wipfler and Cody DeLong as well as at the Plein Air Convention in Monterey, California.
Her work can be found at DeSelms Fine Art in Cheyenne, WY, Guchiebird’s in Driggs, ID, the Wyoming State Art Collection and the Ivinson Hospital in Laramie, WY.
Visit Michele’s website at michelezfarrier.com