Michelle Farkouh and SAW in the Home Reporter

Fifth Avenue to become showcase for local art
by Heather J. Chin

Having grown up as an art-loving kid in Bay Ridge, Michelle Farkouh has been “painting and drawing for as long as [she] can remember.” Now that she has earned a BFA in Illustration and Communication Design, the young artist is channeling that passion and skill into work with children’s book publishers and other projects that reach the average person.

“Most of the art I produce is intended for an accessible audience, like [with] children’s books or posters,” said Farkouh, whose work – angry cakes, backyard amusement parks – is simultaneously bold, simple, imaginative and playful. “I gather inspiration for new images from everyday life, and have a sketchbook to draw ideas out.” […]

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