The career of Yardley painter Evelyn Faherty can be
best described as sold out shows of "one shot deals"
- a term coined by the artist to describe her method
of going outdoors and painting a landscape in one session.
her recognition has come later in life, her talent was
noticed decades ago by the Bucks County Impressionist
John Folinsbee (1892-1972) who encouraged her youthful
determination to paint. He invited the young Evelyn
to paint with him in his studio. "Mr. Follinsbee
told me I had something. It was very flattering that
he told me that. He thought I was really going to do
canvases show no hesitation. Ms. Faherty knows exactly
what she is doing. Her bold, vibrant brush strokes and
fluid colors capture the essence of the scene. Her works
are filled with a restless energy, a rhythm of movement
where nature is in constant flux and the river never
stops its flow. Although she can easily copy any great
French master, her work is most appealing when it is
done outside her home along the Delaware Canal. Her
collectors should know that Ms. Faherty's works are
historically significant as a continuation of the Bucks
County Impressionists, also known as the New Hope School.