Interview / Silver Farley

To create majestic painted images into which people can escape.

– Silver Farley

Fenceposts

Fenceposts.8

This week we present Silver Farley. She was born in Scotland in August 1978 at 16:20, moved to France in 1994 and lived in Paris. Silver started painting at the age of 2 and more seriously at 15 years-old by herself. There are many things we don’t know about her yet, but there is one thing that we are sure: she paints beautiful artworks.

We’d like to know about you.

I’m a Scottish painter and sometimes photographer(and also a singer) who lives in France. I create because I’ve always liked creating and have always been quite good at it.

Where do you gather most of the inspiration for your works?

My inspiration comes from everywhere and anywhere but most often from photos I’ve taken myself or images in the press.

red square lips

Red square lips

Which of your artwork pieces is your favorite?

Probably ‘Fenceposts.8.’

What role does the artist have in society?

To remind us all how beautiful life is.

FMC 5. Burton's Drive

FMC 5. Burton’s Drive

What’s the best thing about being a woman artist?

Creating.

What is the most difficult part of being a female artist?

Not knowing how to promote ones work and live from it.

FMC 2. Calling You

FMC 2. Calling You

How do you manage in such a situation?

With difficulty and frustration!

Did you ever feel like giving up?

I give up all the time that’s why I’m still an unknown artist! Advice? Always be true to yourself.

How do you look at your previous pieces?

I look and think ‘wow! that’s stunning! can’t believe I did it…!

LA Landscape

LA Landscape

What is your dream project?

To have an exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris when I’m still alive.

What is up and coming for you, as projects?

To continue my series of ‘from moving car’ paintings and to explore blurred images in general and to try to live from doing commissioned word paintings at the same time.

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If you were interested in her artwork, visit Silver’s website and Women Artists of the World ;)

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Presented by International Foundation for Women Artists

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