about the studio
A REBEL EYE ART STUDIOS is the art apothecary and studio of self-taught Houston artist Farrah Lynch offering bespoke art services and goods for art lovers, artists and businesses.
"I divide my art into goods and services based on one's desired relationship with art".
As an artist and art lover myself, it's a treat to have the skill and ideas to be able to contribute to both groups.
Constructing meaningful art experiences and to empower art lovers, artists, businesses, and entrepreneurs financially with art.
about the artist
Farrah Lynch is an award winning painter based in Houston, TX. She officially launched her studio, A Rebel Eye Art Studios LLC in 2013 to serve the constant commission requests she received after showing just a hint of her work to friends and family.
Wanting to make it official, Farrah incorporated her studio in 2016 and is now devoting more time to cranking out artistic projects & ideas that are more serving to the individual who desires to discover how they fit in to the art world, personally & professionally.
Painting has been with me since my youth. I remember picking up the paintbrush for the first real time in high school. It was there that my talent was discovered and it was impressed upon me to pursue art as a real “thing”.
I was placed in an AP Studio Art and Art History and it totally changed the trajectory for how I interpreted creative expression. In this class I was taught to create in many different forms and with a number of materials. I had to do this in order to complete a full and diverse portfolio in order to earn college credit. This style of training is why, at first glance, you might think I’m all over the place. I simply fell in love with the many possibilities of art’s expression and purpose and continue to look at art in that way to this day.
Weekly, you will find me in my studio garage whipping out raw, unfiltered, and colorful portraits and figures. My work begins the moment I pick up the paintbrush and tune into the canvas and my creative voice.
my painting style
"I use the term Realist, Expressionist because I love and want the balance of order and chaos in my paintings. I think both styles are capable in their own rite. Realism allows me to present a tangible narrative so viewers can immediately identify with my pieces while the abstract expressionist aspect represents the uniqueness of my eye and messiness of my mind. Both are the perfect complement to achieve an aesthetic that is digestible." “I think this is the best way to express the Black subjects/content I tend to paint most often.”
The portrait has long been a subject of study for me. It has been my primary focus since my initiation. I’m drawn to its subtle power and chameleon like ability to express and reveal what goes on inside the body and mind. Facial expression is a moment in time when physicality and deep thought collide deliberately and by chance. Sometimes I think of these faces as the voices that haunt me, an unseen but present pressure I feel around me but can’t articulate in words but through color and technique. I also love to experiment with painting figures. I like to paint in the alla prima style for the most part whether it’s using the brush or palette knife. Common substrates for my work are the canvas, raw canvas, or heavy duty hanemuhle paper.
about the artist
Farrah Lynch is a self-taught artist-maker who takes refuge in art’s possibilities. She manifests this in the form of paintings, prints, lessons, materials/supplies, art gifts, tv, and more housed in her Richmond, TX based home studio she calls A Rebel Eye Art Studio. Practicing art since one fateful, highschool art class in 1998 she has amassed over 100+ plus works of art since then.
A true vestige of her passion for the arts, A/R/E/A/ officially launched in 2013 to be a unique visual platform where conventional ideas about art are thrown out the window in favor of a more dynamic and unorthodox approach. Farrah has received numerous accolades since launching her studio. She was awarded a scholarship to attend a course at the premier Glassell School of Art in 2015, a month long solo exhibit at Houston's only African-American museum this past year, and has shown in several group art shows and exhibitions throughout the City of Houston, TX since 1999. Every year, Farrah also involves herself in art altruism by participating in the Center for Hearing and Speech's Via Colori Street Art Festival benefiting deaf youth, by contributing her unique style of street art to the event.
1998-1999 Enrolled in AP Studio Art & AP Art History earning college credits for both classes
Won the Harris County Department of Education Scholastic Gold Key for Excellence in Visual Arts, Alief Hastings High School
Won the Harris County Department of Education Scholastic Silver Key for Excellence in Visual Arts, Alief Hastings High School
Group Art Show at the Texas Art Supply Montrose
Annual Via Colori Street Art Festival Participant
2012 -The Museum of Fine Arts Houston 5A 16th Annual City Wide African-American Artists Exhibition Participant
2013-The Museum of Fine Arts Houston 5A 17th Annual City Wide African-American Artists Exhibition Participant
2013-Launched A Rebel Eye Art Studios
Solo Art Show held at R'Clectic Boutique- Houston, TX
2015-#Feminism Is, Creative Women Unite Group Show, Houston, TX
2015-The Museum of Fine Arts Houston 18th Annual City Wide African-American Artists Exhibition Participant
2015- CODE: For Our Use Only, Month Long Solo Exhibit in the Bert Long Gallery of the Houston Museum of African-American Culture
2015 Curator's Choice award granted by the City Wide African-American Artists Exhibition
Scholarship Awarded to the MFAH Glassell Studio School
2017-Black History Retrospective, Houston Museum of African-American Culture
2017 Updated 6/25/17-The Museum of Fine Arts Houston Citywide African-American Artists Exhibition June 16th- July 30th
2018 Over There Some Place 2/3/18-4/14/18- Houston Museum of African-American Culture
2019- Over There Some Place Retrospective 2/19-5/19 - Prarie View University - Black History Month
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