Evelyn Faherty

Evelyn Faherty drew much of her influence from the Pennsylvania impressionist school of painters. Born in 1919, she was one of the few living local artists with direct ties to this group until her death in 2015, and their impact is evident in her style, colors and subjects. Even though she did not know him, Edward Redfield was her greatest inspiration. She also studied and painted for several years with Harry Leith-Ross and Ben Solowey. Her early work caught the eye of John Folinsbee who invited her to paint with him.

Many of Faherty’s paintings include scenes of Pennsylvania farms, the Delaware Canal, and the sea coast. Her work is impressionistic, painted in oil, watercolor, and pastel. Though painting is her primary focus, she has also worked in sculpture and batik.