Accomplished painter, Helene Farrar has been honing her craft for over 20 years. Helene creates rich paintings in texture and color of the Maine Landscape that capture the light and transitions of the seasons in the ancient medium of encaustic (molten beeswax, damar resin crystal and color). She also works to create elegant custom works for the home and office.
A NY native, Farrar fell in love with encaustic following the resurgance of the medium in the 1990’s Portland gallery scene. Appealed by its capacity to build varied texture and surface quality, Farrar’s early trainer as an intaglio printmaker at the University of Maine was lit. Farrar’s paintings are noted for their incised drawn in line and bold compositions.
Farrar offers classes and private instruction at her farmhouse studio in Manchester, Maine. She also travels the state to work with school aged children as Artist In Residence and provides instruction in encaustic painting at varied art schools and New England from the Haystack School, Waterfall Arts and the International Encaustic Conference.