Holly Farrell

By Alison March 24, 2007 3 Comments 1 Min Read


Sometimes art is mystifying. Sometimes we shake our heads in wonder and walk away no better off. Other times we stand in front of the work of an artist who captures so perfectly the essence of an emotion, we almost feel it rise in our chest. And then there are artists like Holly Farrell: quietly capturing everyday  beauty; making us see again the poetry of domestic bliss and showing us the way to honour it.

She’s capturing our lives here, Housekeepers. The elusive shabbiness of a battered pink chair and the fraying covers of our cherished collection of vintage cookbooks. If it wasn’t taking all my efforts to save up the trifle that is an ipod, I’d start a Holly Jar, and pop a penny  or three into it daily, until I could afford a piece of this gorgeous artists work.


  1. Kristy says:

    These are beautiful I thought they were photos at first.

  2. Karla says:

    How utterly lovely! What a beautiful display those would make in a cheerful little kitchen!

  3. Lorraine says:

    Love her work! She lives in my city but I've never been to one of her shows. I'll watch her upcoming shows and will get to one of them in the future. Her website is fun to browse with some links to other artists.

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