Ursula O’Farrell

Kundalini Awakened III by Ursula O'Farrell, Oil On Canvas 48 x 72 inches

Kundalini Awakened III

Oil On Canvas 

48 x 72 inches

Dance of Delight, Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches

Dance of Delight

Oil On Canvas 

30 x 30 inches

Day at the Beach, Oil on panel, 18 x 24 inches

Day at the Beach

Oil On Canvas 

18 x 24 inches

Breaking Of Dawn by Ursula O'Farrell, Oil On Panel 36 x 36 inches

Break Of Dawn l

Oil On Panel 

36 x 36 inches

Emergence by Ursula O'Farrell, Oil On Canvas 60 x 48 inches

Emergence

Oil On Canvas 

60 x 48 inches

Breaking Of Dawn II by Ursula O'Farrell, Oil On Canvas 36 x 48 inches

Break Of Dawn II

Oil On Canvas 

36 x 48 inches

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Seabright

Oil On Canvas 

30 x 30 inches

Running With The Sun by Ursula O'Farrell, Oil On Canvas 48 x 60 inches

Running With The Sun

Oil On Canvas 

48 x 60 inches

Ursula O’Farrell seeks to present life as she knows it in her artwork. Gestural strokes with brush or palette knife create thick textures and bold colors that similarly reflect and capture the fluidity and intense emotions that are part of life’s chapters and evolutions.  Generally she starts without any preconceived notions, applying the paint and turning the canvas until she finds the rhythm within the painting.

The artist has a M.A. in Painting and Drawing from San Jose State University, and  earned the Eugene Escalier Foreign Study Scholarship in German/Austrian Expressionism. She attended Gonzaga University-in-Florence, Jr.-Year Abroad Program in Florence, Italy. She also has a B.A. in painting, cum laude, from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA . O’Farrell received the first place award in the Art Space 712 San Francisco Bay Area Figurative Painting Exhibition and Competition in 2009.

In many ways, I feel as though I am painting the ‘dance of life’ -- learning new steps all the time while imagining myself as a Sufi dancer who is spinning in sheer delight of the present moment.