For the past 20 years, Helene Farrar has made her living teaching and producing art, inspired by a childhood surrounded by it and the Farmington area where she grew up. She currently has her own building in Manchester, right on Route 202 beyond Augusta, which includes spaces designated for her studio, gallery and classroom. Bright white walls, houseplants and her dog make the space cheery and inviting. In her studio in the back of the building, she has a large table set with a griddle to keep the encaustic paints she works with liquid, a torch at the ready for setting the wax, and a window looking into the parking lot of Maine Cabins Masters across the street.
Her work is available at Archipelago, 386 Main St., Rockland. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Call 207-596-0701 or go to www.thearchipelago.net for more information.