Cathy Farwell

Artist Statement

Ocean, sea, river and stream – the power and beauty of moving water is captivating and mesmerizing. The blues and green colours created by the reaction of water and salt on raw copper in the presence of ammonia make this a perfect medium to express the sensation of moving through water by wind or paddle until the vessel itself ceases to exist.


Upon completion of a Bachelor of Education, Cathy Farwell taught children with special needs for the Waterloo County Board of Education. She left teaching to became a full-time mother and began taking community art courses in drawing, painting, fiber arts and clay. A decision to pursue art seriously led to enrolment as a mature student in the Fine Arts program at the University of Waterloo. Farwell received numerous awards for artistic merit and academic excellence.  Farwell is the founder of the Artists Critique Group, the BOX Art Show & Sale, is the General Organizer of that annual November show, and has served as juror for the City of Kitchener Public Art Competition, among other volunteer community art activities. The artist works in Kitchener, and lives in Waterloo with her family where she was represented by Harbinger Gallery. Locally Farwell’s work has been shown at Homer Watson House and Gallery, BOX 12, BOX 11, BOX 10, BOX 09, Harbinger Gallery, Globe Studios, The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Gallery 96, The Waterloo City Atrium, Walper Terrace Hotel and Eldon Gallery.

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