Colleen McFarland

Colleen McFarland was born in 1991 and lives in Norwood, Massachusetts.  She started working at Gateway Arts in late 2015.

Since joining the Gateway studios, McFarland has furthered her skills and developed a strong personal style. McFarland primarily works in colored pencil, although she has been experimenting with acrylic paint, in addition to working in a variety of other media.  She has a great wealth of knowledge surrounding ballet/dance as well as musical theater, and these are the primary subjects of her works. McFarland creates colorful portraits of the subjects of her interest. She is also an amateur writer and has written a number of pieces that have been included on her prior school’s blog as well as in a Gateway Arts annual newsletter.

McFarland’s artwork has been exhibited at The Gateway Gallery in Brookline as well as at C & J Katz Studio in Boston. In 2018, McFarland was a leading member of the Art Production team for the Wheelock Family Theatre production Mockingbird

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