Lynn Farwell  Contemporary Artist

Lynn Farwell's Blog

(posted on 16 Sep 2016)

New Digs

Remind you of anywhere? If you never visited my space in Tin Town this new studio is very much like it except it has no stucco walls. The light has been exceptional, lots of fresh air and very nice people. I have already met two other creatives who have been excited about my intention to paint here till the right building or circumstance presents itself. Everything is temporary and it has helped me realise there is a plan and that I need to be open to those nudges I get from the Universe that gives me the courage or tenacity to speak up and then move in the direction I need to.

On the easel is the commission I have been working on intermitently for quite some time. It has been the most difficult piece I have done to date. There is so much involved; history, family, memories, the setting, the light (backlit), the atmosphere and of course the ocean and the bridge. The decisions and the waiting has been relentless and I should be used to this as I have had experience with long periods of stresses, decision making (good and bad) and not reacting. It is my hope that the soon to be owner of the piece can feel the various levels of complexity in trying to capture the moment involving this family. I am pleased to have been asked but the challenges have felt enormous. I appreciate their patience with me.

I am no longer open to the public but am able to do viewings by appointment.

250 792-4992

(posted on 2 Aug 2016)

There have been 4 major events this year that I have been involved with. I am always inspired and amazed by the continual support I receive from my followers and by the new people I meet. This has been such a great passion on so many levels. The May studio tour was huge with over 200 visitors to the studio in Tin Town, Courtenay. My associate Stacey Wright has been there on 2 of the 3 tours selling her beautiful glass. She is such a professional and wonderful with people. I feel very grateful to have her with me on these events.

In July I attended the River City Art's Fest held in the Campbell River Community Center. For 3 days I visited with many familiar faces and met new clients. The birds were a resounding hit!

Sat. Aug 6th and Sunday August 7th will be Original's Only in booth #25. Here's hoping for decent weather. It's a great venue, many people are very keen to purchase original pieces. I can't wait.

Will be doing Art in the Park in Parksville during Sandcastle days, Sat. Aug. 20th from 10-5pm. I will be on the grass right behind the sandcastles.

Thanks for following me. xxx

(posted on 29 Sep 2015)

Downtown Social Club

During a 3 day outdoor show at Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens, I met Kim Tymchuk and Eirah Unger. Kim was showing her exquisite handmade scarves and while passing by my tent she stopped by. After some discussion she invited me to show my work at their cafe located in downtown Courtenay. Twenty nine pieces from my collection are hanging at The Downtown Social Club and it feels like every piece belongs there.

I feel so grateful to have met them.

Ira and Kim have an amazing space with wonderful coffees and homemade baking that is out of this world. They recently hosted Eric Bibb at the venue, and he played to a packed house of 60 people.

Do drop in and have a java!

My work shall be there till Oct. 19th 2015. Located at 574 Cumberland Road. Hours are Tues through Sat. 8:30 to 5pm.

(posted on 11 Aug 2015)

(posted on 2 Aug 2015)

For the first time I have entered the Originals Only Art Show held at the Comox Marina grounds from August 8th through 9th. There are 32 artists selling original paintings and art cards. The show has been running every summer for 13 years with many well known artists participating. It has been fun preparing for it and I would like to thank Loretta Busch and Pilon Rentals for their assistance. I would also like to thank Joe Smith and the panel of hardworking volunteers that organize the event and the City of Comox who is the sponser behind it.

It will be my first time being outside for two full days! Very different from being in a studio event. Please drop by and visit. I am in Booth #20 down near the marina.

Happy August everyone!

(posted on 21 Mar 2015)

Red Tree Coffee has opened it's doors to the Tin Town Artists!

Barb Hutson (painter), Nancy Morrision (glass works) and myself have hung

our works in their wonderful space. This will be ongoing till further notice.

(posted on 7 Mar 2015)

Lynn Farwell Studio Gallery will be open for the Central Island Artist's Tour.

Opening from 10-5pm on Saturday and Sunday, May 23rd through 24th.

There will be numerous artist studios open to the public in Tin Town during the tour.

I look forward to meeting you in person!

2449 Rose Wall Crescent, Courtenay, BC

Please call or text 250 792-4992 for more info.

See you there!

(posted on 15 Dec 2014)

As of January 1st, 2015 I shall be taking over the space at TinTown Studio Gallery.

2449 Rosewall Crescent (at the back of the building.)

TinTown is a wonderful artist's community with numerous other businesses in the area. A new coffee shop "Red Tree Coffee" is located almost directly across from the gallery and will provide visitors, residents and businesses an opportunity to enjoy their wonderful coffee and to spend time meeting new people.

My hope is that many of them visit the numerous studios in the vicinity.

Please contact me by appointment to visit the studio:

By phone: 250 334-1951

By text or cell: 250 792-4992

Please look for the sandwich board that says I am open and pop in.

Happy New Year!

Best wishes

Lynn Farwell

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