An oil painting on canvas of a floral cliff scene by artist Frances O’Farrell. This painting depicts a woman and her daughter adorned in flowing white dresses tied with ribbons while wearing sun hats, as they stand on a treaded path surrounded by a lush outcrop of flowers. To the lower left corner is a painted artist signature. The painting is wrapped over a wooden stretcher with hanging wire to the verso.
Born in St. Joe Texas, Frances O’Farrell had early success as a television and film actor before transitioning into an accomplished portrait painter. O’Farrell studied at the Kansas City Art Institute before becoming the commissioned portrait artist for the annual San Fernando Valley Man of the Year award during the 1960’s. By the 1980’s Frances was commissioned to paint the portraits of dignitaries and leaders across the world, including First Lady Betty Ford for the White House; Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II which hangs in Her Majesties Private Collection; Nelle Reagan, mother of Ronald Reagan; and Mrs. Norman Vincent Peale in honor of her receipt of the National Woman of the Year award. Additionally, Frances’ suites of paintings of American Indians, Classical Nudes and studies from the Middle East have been featured in gallery shows across the United States.
- mild discoloration to image; wear to edges and corners of canvas.
- measures image and canvas ground.