Yellow House in Hondo

Rosalind Farnam, Associate Member

Artist Statement

Having an artist endeavor has always been very important to me. Whether it is clay or drawing or painting or beading, the creative process absorbs me completely. One of my many community art teachers talked about the three Cs – content, composition and craftsmanship. I feel I am learning my way through all three parts. In watercolor, I am especially honing my craftsmanship. Someday, I hope to be able to exhibit and sell.


I was raised in a family that was artistic. My mother raised six children in the 50s but might have been a professional artist if the culture of the time had encouraged it. As it was, she was an accomplished artist of watercolor, acrylic and monoprints. She and her friends in the early 1960s formed an art education group in a church basement, which grew into the now venerable Creative Arts Workshop (CAW) in New Haven, CT   Obviously she was a great influence on me and I took community art courses off and on my whole life. I inherited her watercolor paints and brushes and use them in my work.

I was a professional Health Sciences Librarian in Denver for forty years, at National Jewish Health for the last 25 years of my career. For the twenty years before my retirement, I worked in clay, having my own studio and taking workshops in the summer. After my retirement in 2011, for four years, I took pottery courses at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities , at Taos Clay  and at Santa Fe Clay .

In 2016, I switched to watercolor as my art of choice and have taken classes and workshops from Randy Hale at the Arvada Center for three winters. This included painting trips to Italy and to Taos, where I was already spending the summer. I live in Golden, CO in the winter. I joined the Taos Watercolor Society in the summer of 2017 as an associate member. I helped them in the winter of 2017-18 with their website. As beginning watercolor artist, I have not been in any exhibits yet but may do so in 2019.

Contact Information

Rosalind Farnam
3110 Gardenia St.
Golden, CO 80401
16 Spanish Peaks Road (no mail)
Arroyo Hondo, NM 87513

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Taos Pueblo in the Rain


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