Columbia, S.C. – An exhibit of new work by Claire K. Farrell will be on display February 25 through March 27 at the City Arts Gallery in Columbia, SC. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, Farrell’s water color paintings and monotypes are exhibited in galleries, museums and corporate and private collections throughout South Carolina and in Georgia and Ohio. She received her education at Duke University, the University of South Carolina, Santa Raparata Art School in Florence Italy, and Penland School of Craft.

She was chosen to paint the image for 2010 Book Festival in February that coincides with her exhibit at City Art.

She says about her new work, “My loosely conceived landscapes create the essence of nature and I execute my work with a varying color palate, enhancing the effects of light of multiple locations. “

Farrell’s work has been featured in The Artist magazine and among her many awards is a Best in Show at the 2000 SC State Fair and at the San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibition; and most recently Best In Show in the 2009 SC Watercolor Society Exhibition.

Her work is in corporate collections as diverse as Coca-Cola in Atlanta GA, RJR-Nabisco in Winston-Salem NC, AT&T, SCE&G, and First Citizens bank in Columbia SC, The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, and Lexington Medical Center in West Columbia SC. In 2006 she had a one person show at the Wells Gallery in Charleston, SC.

A reception honoring Farrell will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday February 25th at City Art Gallery. The public is invited.