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About pbfarrar

I am an Australian living permanently in England. I have recently retired from the position of Principal of an independent school and have taken up the study of Fine Art with the OCA.

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As I’ve now progressed on to Level 3 in the Painting Degree, my work can be accessed at   Hope to see you there! Advertisements

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TUTOR REPORT PART 6 and CRITICAL ESSAY Overall Comments You have delved into an abstraction of the concept of abstraction in your PP to make work, which is enticing through qualities of line and notions of drawing outside of a … Continue reading

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PARALLEL PROJECT: Exploring the process of ABSTRACTION “Art is about exploration and asking questions, not about supplying answers.” Post 1 This is how the project began and even though the investigation has centred around the process of abstracting ideas, this … Continue reading

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PARALLEL PROJECT: Abstraction sketchbook

Since the summer I’ve been keeping a sketchbook focused on exploring abstraction for the parallel project. This is different to the ‘Diary without words’ which is simply a daily record of emotions and experiences expressed abstractly. The aim of this … Continue reading

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Critical essay “REPRESENTATION OR ABSTRACTION: IS THAT THE POINT?”  “The eyes of one kind of painter look outward. The eyes of another look inward to the recollections that dwell in the recesses of the mind.” (Winifred Nicholson, 1987, page 239) … Continue reading

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REFLECTION: Tutor’s report – Part 5

REFLECTIONS : TUTOR REPORT – PART 5 In the post for April 3rd, ‘REFLECTION: Assignment 5 and the course as a whole’, I wrote about my sense of achievement in the point that I feel to have reached at the … Continue reading

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TUTOR’S REPORT – PART 5 Overall Comments Patricia, thank you for an informative submission, which displays your methodology and journey of drawing in a developed way. This is a dynamic, bold and substantial submission which shows a sense of self-discovery … Continue reading

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