CountyAnne Arundel County
Artist StatementAmong all the interests and aspects of my life that have changed over time, one has remained constant; the creativity of painting and drawing sustains me, fulfills me, and makes me a better person. I began an interest in drawing as a small child playing a game with my father, where we would draw something in the room and the other would guess what it was. My father could always guess mine. As I progressed through school, I took enrichment classes at the YMCA, MD Hall for the Creative Arts and Anne Arundel Community College. During my last year of High School, I did an independent study, and painted a still life in oil that won first place in a state youth art contest. I also earned a few scholarships to attend college, and chose to study Fine Art at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. I earned a B.A. in Graphic Design after transferring to Salisbury University, and went on to work in print design, outdoor advertising, printing, digital prepress, and corporate graphic design. This wide range of experience has helped me to appreciate all aspects of visual communication. I earned a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the George Washington University. My thesis was “Children’s Book Illustration, a Musical Pop-up Book”. I also self-published my own children’s picture book entitled, Imagine, a journey through the child’s imagination. I have done freelance corporate and institutional illustration as well. I love to explore how different media and techniques can affect the mood of the final art. The Classical and Impressionist masters are a big influence on my work, as well as modern techniques like alla prima.
A native of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Kim Farcot is a fine artist with over 25 years experience in visual communications. She currently works out of Annapolis, MD drawing and painting mainly the human figure and portrait commissions.