Guarded has a lightness and a darkness to the painting, with an angel overhead. Farrell said she should not have survived that attack, and that the angel in the painting represents the angel that was watching over her during that experience.

Terry Kielborn Farrell is the artist known as TBorn.

Farrell spent a majority of her time in California, where she had a mentor named Pat McCrory. Farrell began her painting at the young age of 11, right around the time she was experiencing the foster care system. For her, it was the place she could escape and put her energy into.

One painting that holds a deep meaning for Farrell is called “Guarded.” Farrell explained that Guarded came about after she was a victim of an attempted murder. She survived fifteen blows to the head from a stick. For nine months, she was practically unable to do much, and Farrell spent a lot of her time painting this piece.

Guarded has a lightness and a darkness to the painting, with an angel overhead. Farrell said she should not have survived that attack, and that the angel in the painting represents the angel that was watching over her during that experience.

Farrell’s painting, “Native Daughter,” is one that previously won an award during a Digital Display contest at the Louvre in Paris. The contest was for America takes Paris. The painting is of her daughter.

On Friday, April 5 until Sunday, April 7, Farrell will be having a Spring Art Recption Open Studio with her art on display. The studio will be open on Friday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., then Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m.

During the previewing, there will be refreshments served, and all of the art will be available to purchase. The first twenty purchases will receive a free gift of a pastel lion. For the studio location, please call 225-323-1744.

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