We had the good fortune of connecting with Faren Collins and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Faren, what do you attribute your success to?
When I started Farever Art, I had no intention of becoming a brand or a business. I began painting at a very young age. My journey through art has always been a form of therapy. My process with my art is very personal and it took a while to share it with the world. One day, I got up the courage to post one of my paintings on a social media platform and within a few hours, it was sold. That is where my brand and business journey began. I have experienced career highs and lows. However, both outcomes are okay by me. I’m not in it for the money or fame. I LOVE TO PAINT and I LOVE TO SHARE IT. Creating something you love and are passionate about is the key to my success as a brand.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am very sensitive to energy and emotions of people, places or objects. Some people may refer to it as being an Empath. For the longest time I had know idea this was something out of the norm. I thought everyone could feel and experience people and places on the same level as I experienced them. As I got older, my experiences became more intense. It was very difficult for me to hide or run away from it. So, I prayed to God for wisdom and guidance. God told me to paint. I thought it was absurd. I hadn’t attended art classes since middle school. However, I did it. After sharing my artwork via social media. I began to receive sales and requests for commissioned pieces. That was when Farever Art was born. I paint based on how I feel about a particular subject. All of my paintings are based off of the energy of a person, place or object. I close my eyes and mediate on a subject.. I paint with my eyes closed or I may gaze out of focus and paint. I don’t judge my art. I just create it. This is my preparation and vision of a subject. I am also a RYT 200hr Yoga and Barre Instructor. I created an athleisure line. The line design incorporates my energetic painting and designs into wearable art. I wear them while teaching or practicing yoga. This journey, so far has been such a joy for me. I am excited about where the future will lead me. There are so many talented artist out here and I am grateful to have the opportunity to share my story.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I am going to write this as a list no particular order: 1. Hot 8 Yoga – For a class 2. Griffith park- The helipad trail 3. The last book store 4. Hiking in Malibu Canyon 5. Zuma beach 6. Quick trip to Laguna Beach 7. Disneyland 8. Universal studios 9. El Flordita- For the best Cuban food and dancing 10. Sassafras Saloon 11. Roosevelt Hotel 12. Laugh Factor and Comedy Store 13. Chateau Marmont 14. Cycle House – For a spin class (Andrew Woods class) 15. Quick trip to Palm Springs 16. Hamburger Mary’s
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Father God, Jesus and the Holy spirit. Parents: Alfred and Sheila Collins My family and friends All of the Farever Art Models and Ambassadors. Marina Ortega- NBA Boston Celtics dance team coach. Hot 8 Yoga
Linkedin: faren brooke collins
Facebook: Farever Art
Youtube: Farever Art
Patrick Hamilton- @theofficialpatricklee Faren Collins- @fareever Eric Dearborn- @27up27down Zigmund Freud- @fomoloop Brian Babineau- @brian_babs_babineau