Today we’d like to introduce you to Faren Collins.
Faren, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
When I started Farever Art, I had no intention of becoming a brand or a business. I began painting at a very young age. My journey through art has always been a form of therapy. My process, with my art, is very personal. It took a while to share it with the world. One day, I got up the courage to post one of my paintings on a social media platform, within a few hours, it was sold. That is where my brand and business journey began.
I have experienced career highs and lows. However, both outcomes are okay by me. I’m not in it for the money or fame. I LOVE TO PAINT and I LOVE TO SHARE IT. Creating something you love and are passionate about is the key to my success as a brand.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I am a water colorist and athleisure wear designer. My journey is unconventional, to say the least. I am very sensitive to energy and emotions of people, energy of places or energy of objects. Some people may refer to it as being an Empath. For the longest time, I had no idea this was something out of the norm. I thought everyone could feel and experience people and places on the same level as I experienced them. As I got older, my experiences became more intense. It was very difficult for me to hide or run away from it. So, I prayed to God for wisdom and guidance. God told me to paint. I thought it was absurd. I hadn’t attended art classes since middle school. However, I did it. After sharing my artwork via social media, I began to receive sale requests and requests for commissioned art. That was when Farever Art was born.
My painting technique and process is unconventional. I paint based on how I feel about a particular subject. All of my paintings are based on the energy of a person, place or object. I close my eyes and meditate on a subject. I paint with my eyes closed or I may gaze without focusing on the paper and paint. I don’t judge my art. I just create it. This is my precipitation, interpretation and vision of a subject.
I am also a 200hr RYT and Barre Instructor. I created an athleisure wear clothing line. This line transforms positive energetic painting and designs into wearable art. I wear them while teaching or practicing yoga.
The stereotype of a starving artist scares away many potentially talented artists from pursuing art – any advice or thoughts about how to deal with the financial concerns an aspiring artist might be concerned about?
Currently, I have four jobs. I dedicate one of my paychecks to my art business. It is important to invest in projects, events, and tools that will generate money for the business.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
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- Website: www.fareverart.com
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