Sean Farrell is a nationally recognized and highly collected artist. He is known for his vivid and luminous oil paintings. With collectors of his paintings throughout the country and in parts of Europe and also China, the artist is represented by five galleries in the United States. He has sold well over 600 paintings and has earned a living from the sales of his work for over 20 years.
To study and evolve his art, the artist chose to travel extensively throughout Italy and also to various regions of Europe over attending art school. The artist has studied and learned from the works of the great masters in the history of art. His paintings reveal his affection for the 17th century Italian and Dutch painters, while still remaining truly unique.
Walk into any gallery in the country where his paintings are displayed, and one will instantly recognize his works on the walls,”
says retired gallery owner Rick Willoughby of the former Willoughby’s Fine Art Gallery.
Mr. Farrell’s works are distinctive for their elegant and graceful compositions, his rich jewel-like color, and his masterful use of light”,
says Reggie Levine retired gallery owner of the former Main Street Gallery of Nantucket. His works reveal a master’s touch and a sense of quiet ease.
Internationally, the artist has exhibited at the Florence Biennale in Florence, Italy. NY ARTS Magazine covered that exhibition and in their published review gave the following praise to the works of Sean Farrell:
Works deserving special attention was Sean Farrell’s exquisitely painted flower and fruit arrangements. Eye-catching with his use of dramatically bold colors mixed with delicate detail in a very modern old-master style.”
And from collectors:
“The portrait piece we commissioned of our three daughters brought tears to my eyes,” says the mother.
“We’ve been looking for a piece for a place in our living room for two years. When we saw Sean’s piece, ‘Limone ‘ltaliano’ we found the perfect piece, just what we were looking for.”
“Sean’s paintings bring such joy to my wife Cathi, we’ve collected 9 of his works.”
“I feel transported back to Italy :)”, a Martha’sVineyard Summer resident from Italy
Rome, Florence, Naples, Sicily, and Tuscany have been favorite destinations for the artist. In his most recent art travel, sent to Italy by a Washington DC area collector of his artworks, the artist spent a month painting on location in Cinque Terre and throughout the Ligurian region of Italy. He really enjoyed the light, colors, and the landscape he found in this region of Italy. Italy has always been and remains a large inspiration and influence in the artist’s work.
Of Additional notable mention: The artist has received numerous commissions, and does take on selected commissions. If interested please inquire within the contact artist section of this website.. His most recent commission of note; is from the Boston Harbor Hotel, where six of his paintings can now be seen inside The Meritage Wine Bar within the hotel : The Northeast CT Artist Guild has bestowed upon Farrell a gift of a lifetime membership to its Guild : the Copley Society of Art presented the John Singleton Copley Award winner to the artist. This is the highest award given by the Copley Society. It is given in recognition of an artist’s supreme skill and for their dedication and commitment. Since the late 1800’s fewer than 80 artists have received this award from the oldest non-profit gallery in the country.
He has also been awarded achievement as a Copley Master, the highest level one can achieve, and he has received 3 Copley Patrons Choice awards in all 3 of their Patron choice exhibits. The Florence Biennale in Florence, Italy has offered the artist a lifetime invitation to participate their exhibits : The Slater Museum in Norwich, Connecticut has exhibited and awarded the artist, and also published his work in American Artist Magazine.
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