URSULA O'FARRELL

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ursula ofarrell
ursula ofarrell

“In many ways, I feel as though I am painting the ‘dance of life’ -- learning new steps all the time while imagining myself as a Sufi dancer who is spinning in sheer delight of the present moment.”

In my figurative paintings I seek to present life as I know it, especially the many complex relationships and situations that are part of the human experience.  Gestural strokes with brush or palette knife create thick textures and bold colors that similarly reflect and capture the fluidity and intense emotions that are part of life’s chapters and evolutions.  Generally I start without any preconceived notions, applying the paint and turning the canvas until I find the rhythm within the painting that resonates with my own life experiences."