An oil painting on canvas by listed artist Frances O’Farrell (1923-2015). This work is rendered in a expansive palette of vibrant hues and features well-blended, painterly brushstrokes. Depicted is an outdoor scene with a woman and young child walking along a path that cuts throughout a lush landscape. The painting is signed by hand to the lower left corner. It is presented in a gold tone wooden frame with an off-white fabric liner and a metal 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.
- minor areas of surface abrasion and paint loss; some accretions; wear to frame; some accretions.
- measures frame; canvas area measures 24"W x 18"H.