Bartholomew Patrick O'FARRELL

Bart admits to a thoroughly Celtic-fringe personality, born in Wales of Irish stock, but living in Cornwall, and continues to frequent all three countries in his search for roots and subjects. His interest is in the figurative representation of people, their activities and animals, throughout the cycle of the seasonal year.

Trained as an illustrator at Cardiff College of Art (1959-62) and further at the Polytechnic of Wales, Barry (1974-8), his careers have included work in advertising, and teaching, both of which he has given up in order to continue his painting. He works from St Keverne on the Lizard.


Painter of landscapes (acrylic, pastel, watercolour), illustrator, teacher, author

works and access

Works incl: Spring Broccoli Pickers (Pastel) detail in Falmouth Exh Cat 2000

Access: National Library of Wales


From 1986 solo shows at Trelowarren, Helston Folk Museum, Camborne School of Mines, St Austell Arts Centre

Group shows: Manor House Fine Arts, Falmouth; RCM, Truro

Falmouth Art Gallery 2000


His own publications: 'The Best of Acrylic Painting', 'Inspirational Portraits' in Encyclopedia of Acrylic Techniques; 'Water, How to paint it' in Encyclopedia of Water-colour Landscape Painting

Exh Cat: 20 Years of Contemporary Art at Falmouth Art Gallery 1980-2000

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