Feature Artist – Louise Farnay

The artwork showcased in this year’s OCA Art Exhibition promotional material is by Old Collegian, Louise Farnay (Class of 1980) titled Illusion. Louise is not only excited to showcase her art this year but is also looking forward to be offering the 3rd prize for the highly-anticipated OCA Art Exhibition raffle.

Where do you draw your inspiration from?

“I’ve always found that I’ve drawn my inspiration depending on the environment I’m currently in, my current emotions, and where I’m located at the time. When I moved to Japan, my work completely reduced in size, and I suddenly became completely aware of space”.

What are you most looking forward to at the PLC OCA Art Exhibition?

“I’m most looking forward to seeing new and old friends, as I’ve invited so many people to the Exhibition – around 40 people! I’m also excited for the Opening Night Cocktail Party and especially the food and the amazing wine on offer, as well as witnessing all the high-class artwork on display.”

Louise Farnay proudly poses with the OCA Art Exhibition signage featuring her artwork ‘Illusion’ which is just one of her artworks on sale at the OCA Art Exhibition.

How has COVID-19 impacted your passion?

“I’ve discovered that I’ve had a lot more time to paint at home and I’ve recently been doing many Zoom workshops with people from Singapore, Hong Kong, UK, and the eastern states. The workshops have been amazing as I’m still able to connect with people from all over the world. I am equally excited to be able to offer the chance for a lucky raffle winner to win a private and personal art workshop with myself, which is the 3rd prize in the raffle taking place over the exhibition.”

What started your passion for art?

“My mum; she was so nurturing. For as long as I can remember, she was always giving my siblings and me art and craft activities, like the centre kids’ section of The Sunday Times, to create, draw, colour-in, and enter the weekly competitions. We were that family who won all the movie passes, t-shirts, hats, stickers etc.”

You’ve lived in many countries, which country inspired you the most? 

“Japan was easily the country that gave me the most inspiration! Everywhere you go is cultural, articulate, the fashion is beautiful, food presentation, hair, minimal makeup – everything is just perfect. My work became very minimal when I was there.”

Can you tell us about the raffle and what you’re most excited about?

“I’m really excited to be able to share my studio space, my different techniques, skills, mediums, and textures with someone who has the same passion as me!”

For ticketing information, click here.



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