Kealey Farmer

The young Kealey Farmer could always be found with either a pencil or a paintbrush in her hand – growing up in Derbyshire, she was only young when she declared that she would ‘paint the whole world silver and gold if I could’.

But as for so many artists, the path to fulfilment for Kealey wasn’t a straightforward one, taking an early diversion through the corporate world – her first career was as a successful project manager.

In the early 2000s, though, she finally decided to follow her instincts and become a full-time professional artist. Fifteen years later, she is known as one of the most collectable of contemporary British artists.
?Her early work concentrated on large-scale abstract pieces rich with evocative colours and textures. More recently she has focused on innovative, often three-dimensional, elements, adding glass, diamond dust and Swarovski crystals to her paintings, and finishing them with resin to give depth and clarity. Hand-crafted hearts, flowers and birds are also used to create a romantic, ethereal quality.

She says: “I’ve always loved exquisite things, so it’s been a natural process for me to incorporate this into my work. I love colour, reflections and fluid movements. I want people to be captivated by what they see and hope to make them feel good through my art.”


The young Kealey Farmer could always be found with either a pencil or a paintbrush in her hand – growing up in Derbyshire, she was only young when she declared that she would ‘paint the whole world silver and gold if I could’.

But as for so many artists, the path to fulfilment for Kealey wasn’t a straightforward one, taking an early diversion through the corporate world – her first career was as a successful project manager.