Mary Ellen Farrow
It took me many years of experimenting with various art forms to finally discover stone sculpting while attending a fine arts course at Sheridan College. After joining the Mississauga Sculpture Studio I went on to study sculpture at Ontario College of Art and Design, Fleming College and apprenticed with many noted sculptors.
My studio gallery, which is open to the public, is in the Williams Mill, Glen Williams, Ontario where I teach as well as create. My works have been selected for many public and private commissions, corporate gifts and grace many private homes and gardens.
My work has been described as being contemporary, whimsical, poignant, motherly and tactile. For me it needs to make a statement, to have balance, to have rhythm and flow. To achieve this I use round sweeping lines that conform with the stones. I generally work with limestone, alabaster, marble or soapstone, creating artwork ranging from miniature to monumental in size. The monumental stone sculptures have been well thought out to enhance their environment and relate well to the concept.
I have been an active member of the Sculptors Society of Canada and the Ontario Society of Artists as well as many local art groups.