French artist Edgar Degas once wrote, “Art is not what you see but what you make others see”. In this collection luxury is in the detail, subtle regional elements and materials reflect a sense of place. With an elegant, architectural approach, each artwork has been selected for its local significance, telling a meaningful story.

Beauty is achieved through the sophisticated palette and contrast of materials; brass, cement, slate, wood, and mirror complement and contradict one another. The play between dark and light, curve, and angle enhance a bold and balanced display.

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EDGY / ARCHITECTURAL / ELEGANT / DARK / LIGHT / CONTEMPORARY / CONTRAST / LAYERED / RESTRAINT / BALANCE
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EDGY / ARCHITECTURAL / ELEGANT / DARK / LIGHT / CONTEMPORARY / CONTRAST / LAYERED / RESTRAINT / BALANCE

Farmboy Fine Arts was first introduced to Dana Mooney, a Vancouver-based painter, in 2013. Our team was immediately impressed with Dana’s ability to read an interior space and create pieces to perfectly complement it. True to form, Dana secured her first hotel lobby commission with FBFA not long after signing — a striking, gestural piece for the Vancouver Hyatt.

Initially drawn to her abstracted ‘Birch Tree’ series, which offers a subtle nod to nature, FBFA has watched her artistic range grow. Her portfolio offers florals and abstracts, small-scale studies and large-scale murals, soft pastels and vivid tones. Each series she creates offers a slightly different aesthetic, appealing to masculine and feminine audiences alike.

Dana is currently preparing for an artist residency in Sicily. We look forward to seeing how this new location will serve as fresh inspiration and wish her safe travels!

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"Dana is drawn to the unpredictability and spontaneous nature of watercolour"
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Dana Mooney at Work
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"Dana is drawn to the unpredictability and spontaneous nature of watercolour"

Stylish and contemporary, multi-dimensional artwork continues to be a prevalent trend for FBFA in 2017. Pattern and sculpture are taken to a new spatial level, providing environments with an unexpected wow-factor. This collection highlights our curator’s picks for must-see dimensional artists, plus selections recently created by the FBFA Studio Design team.

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Folding and faceted, 3D elements play with light and depth.
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Folding and faceted, 3D elements play with light and depth.

Christin Gilbert is a photographer whose work knows no boundaries. Based in Vancouver, Christin is an exemplar of the place FBFA calls home: she is equally comfortable pounding the pavement of the city or blazing trails on the local mountains, relaxing on the beach or laying tracks in the snow. She has a keen eye for capturing quiet corners of busy cities, making every new place seem like home.

Collaborating with FBFA since 2009, Christin’s submissions always inspire us. Her portfolio reflects the many locales she has visited, taking us around the world. Christin’s work appeals to the wanderer in each of us, inviting us along to enjoy the view.

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Cataloging her exploration of the world with her camera, Christin documents moments of peace and stillness.
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Cataloging her exploration of the world with her camera, Christin documents moments of peace and stillness.

Marta Baricsa began collaborating with Farmboy Fine Arts in early 2015, providing a striking collection of works available for exclusive licensing. Marta’s paintings have a beautiful, calligraphic quality to them and rapidly became some of the most popular pieces amongst our clientele. It’s easy see why: Marta’s gestural paintings have been exhibited in galleries across Canada and the U.S. to great reviews, and have found permanent homes in both private and corporate collections.

Originally from the UK, Marta moved to Canada at a young age and eventually made Vancouver her home. With a thriving film industry, Vancouver became the perfect spot for Marta; her pieces prove to be just as popular with movie and TV productions, and have been prominently featured on film. Marta’s incredible studio space, which she invited FBFA to visit, allows her to work at a large scale. She has also visited the FBFA studio to see how our in-house design team work with and propose her compelling pieces.

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"Marta's artworks are eye-catching and are dynamic in every space" - Jordan Hilliard, Senior Designer at FBFA.
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"Marta's artworks are eye-catching and are dynamic in every space" - Jordan Hilliard, Senior Designer at FBFA.

“What interests me most is neither still life nor landscape: it is the human figure” – Henri Matisse. Body and form were central to Matisse’s work, as they are to this collection. From traditional charcoal studies to contemporary metal sculpture, examine and appreciate the classical beauty of the figure.

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Traditional / Gesture / Figure / Line / Form / Posture / Stylized / Nude / Portrait / Study / Classic / Expressive / Strength / Examine / Proportion / Beauty / Life /
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Traditional / Gesture / Figure / Line / Form / Posture / Stylized / Nude / Portrait / Study / Classic / Expressive / Strength / Examine / Proportion / Beauty / Life /