ABOUT THE ARTIST
Kimberly Idona Farcot is a figurative realist and portrait artist in Annapolis, Maryland, Srasota, FL, and Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. She is represented by The Arabian Collections Gallery in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. Prints can be ordered at Falcon Press.
Portrait Society of America
Dhahran Art Group
1993-1996 The George Washington University, Washington, DC
Masters of Fine Art, Visual Communications
Thesis: Children's Illustration: Use in an Interactive Musical Pop-Up Book
1986-1988 Salisbury State University, Salisbury, MD Bachelors of Art; Advertising Design
1985-1986 University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD Studio Art concentration
2018 - Solo Exhibit "Gestures" at the Dhahran ArtGroup, Saudi Arabia
2017 - Plethora group show, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia- awarded 1st place and 2nd place in oil painting category
2017 - Solo Exhibit "Children of Dhahran" at the Dhahran Art Group, Saudi Arabia
2016 - Solo Exhibit "Workers of Dhahran" at the Dhahran Art Group, Saudi Arabia
2016 - Mosaic group show, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
2015 - Solo Exhibit "Ladies of Dhahran" at the Dhahran Art Group, Saudi Arabia
2014 - Mélange group show, Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD
2014 - solo exhibit Holley Gallery, Maryland Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD
2013 - 6-week solo show "Life is a Dance" at the Piccolo Roma Restaurant, 200 Main St., Annapolis, MD
2013 - 3rd Place in the Kent Island Federation for the Arts, Human Figure Juried Exhibit
2013 - 9th Honorable Mention in the Portrait Society of America Memberís Only Competition
2012 - 4 paintings exhibited in the Baltimore Washington International Airport
2011 - Juror's Choice Award in Maryland Federation for the Arts Small Wonders Exhibit
2009 - 3rd Place in the Kent Island Federation for the Arts, Human Figure Juried Exhibit
2003-2007 - Group exhibit at Montgomery College
2002-2007 - The Art Institute of Washington exhibit of the Illustrator's Club of Washington
1998 - Children's Hospital, Washington, DC Exhibit of Children's Book Illustrations
1996 - The George Washington University MFA Show
1994 - The World Bank International Women's Month Art Exhibit
1994 - Award of Excellence in Print 1993 Printing and Graphic Communications Assoc.
1993 - The George Washington University's Awards Show
1993 - Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington's 20-20 Exhibit
1988 - Salisbury State University Senior Art Show
1988 - Recipient of Salisbury State University Art Department Meritorious Award
1985 - Recipient of the Pasadena Women's Association Scholarship
1985 - Nominee for several scholarships for the Maryland Institute of Art
1985 - Chosen as National Academic Scholar in the area of art
1984 - Painting awarded first place in local and state contest
1983 - One woman exhibit at La Fayette Nursing Home in Baltimore, MD
The creativity of painting and drawing sustains me, fulfills me, and makes me a better person. After spending many years in Corporate Graphic Design, I was an Artist in Residence at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, where I was active in coordinating the Figure Drawing and Portrait Painting Co-Op groups. This showed me that there are endless possibilities in working with the human face and figure, and I am intrigued by the natural beauty, grace and strength of the human form.
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.
Currently I am working on a series of pieces based on the concept of Secular Humanism. This is a philosophy of imagination and reason, celebrating human life, rights and liberties. It originated during the Renaissance, when art began to part from alter pieces and paintings of Biblical scenes commissioned by the church. Instead, wealthy merchants started commissioning painting and sculptures of humans, or pagan gods. I am creating a body of work exploring modern humans of all ages and races at work, play, and rest. I live most of the year as an expatriate in Saudi Arabia, and enjoy the diversity of the people around me for inspiration.
My art provides me with immeasurable personal satisfaction, but the feedback I receive from others, and their appreciation for what I do feeds my soul and will forever keep me exploring and improving.