Susan Farrington

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Background

I have been an artist for as long as I can remember. As a child I was encouraged by my parents to explore a wide variety of ways to be creative; taking classes in decoupage, quilting, ceramics, woodworking, papier- mâché, drawing, and painting, to name a few. These childhood experiences form the foundation of my love for working with mixed media. I studied at Massachusetts College of Art and, after graduating, worked in the travel industry, living in Europe, South America, and the Caribbean; soaking up foreign cultures and starting my enormous postcard collection.
I have been an illustrator for many years and have created work for hundreds of magazines and newspapers. My client list includes Target, Urban Outfitters, Unicef, The Wall Street Journal, Hallmark, and many more. My poster for the MTA NY Design Program was displayed in trains for a full year and seen by billions of people, and it won the silver medal for advertising at the Society Of Illustrators in NY. I have also completed my first children's book, What I Love About You!, published by Balzer and Bray/ HarperCollins. My work has been recognized in American Illustration, 3x3, Print, Communication Arts, and is a part of the Museum of Transportation in New York.
I live with my wonderful family in Massachusetts. When I'm not illustrating I enjoy walking my dogs, kayaking, and looking for vintage papers at antiques fairs and estate sales.
You can learn more about me by visiting my website at susanfarrington.com

Statement

I have developed my mixed media style over many years with a personal approach that is playful and whimsical. I create my collages using a variety of materials including ( but not limited to) fabric, paint, vintage paper, ink, and ephemera. I enjoy creating lively, multi-layered work which invites the viewer to spend time looking closely at my art and creating their own narrative.