Virginia Farley

The energy and vitality of Virginia’s work stems from both a love of vibrant colour and a deep-rooted passion for country life.

In her choice of subject, she emphasises the raw energy of horse racing, the intense lightscape of the raral outdoors, and exaggerates the real tones of still-life to dynamic visual effect. Virginia’s vigorous brushwork and bold composition reflect a natural confidence.

Raised on a sheep and cattle property near Heathcote in central Victoria, Virginia has been madly sketching since she could hold a pencil. Her first teacher was Carol Boothman who remains a mentor to this day.

Her father owned racehorses, which left an indelible impression on Virginia and continues to inspire her. Now living on a sheep property in Western Victoria, Virginia loves being surrounded by the animals as she goes on daily walks and loves to capture what she sees with explosive colour.

Virginia has won several art awards in Victoria and NSW and was a finalist in the 2011 Inglis Equine Art Competition and the 2017 FIP World Polo Championship Art Exhibition.