Hélène Farrar is known for bold, textural paintings that act metaphorically as subjects for introspection, visual meditation, and quiet. Farrar is a Teaching Artist at the Farnsworth Art Museum and has taught across New England, some of which includes the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and the International Encaustics Conference. She received her BA in Art from the University of Maine in 1998 and an MFA from Goddard College in 2005. In 2021 she illustrated her first children's book, ""The Deer Man"". Farrar is represented by Archipelago Fine Arts in Rockland, Maine. Farrar works primarily in the ancient medium of encaustic.
We are more complicated than we think we are and even more complicated than the stories we tell. We react and respond to the world without one breathe in between. That someone beside us could be carrying with them an entire room-full of trauma, a deep disconnect to others, severe loneliness or a radiant joy but we don't see it. Revealing or attempting to engage with others about the difficult aspects of our human nature can make us feel vulnerable. Could we be more empathetic what we carry could be seen? These artworks explore the weight of burden and create conversations about one's perspective.