Short Bio

Features and Interviews

Exhibitions of drawings

Published writing and research


Short Bio:

Christine Farmer studied at Stourbridge College of Art, before following her passion for the physical remains of the past, obtaining a doctorate in Ancient History and Archaeology from the University of Birmingham. After teaching for some years, she now concentrates on drawing, photography, writing and research. She focuses on natural history subjects, ‘small finds’, natural spaces and human landscapes. She works in monochrome, using graphite, black watercolour, and ink applied by pen or brush. She lives and works in Stourbridge, England.

Christine Farmer

I’ve drawn on and off since I was small, and I worked a lot on my drawings in my twenties. But I took a detour into Ancient History and it’s only been the past five or six years that I’ve come back to drawing, especially since I had my garden studio built. I particularly like working in ink, and seem to tend towards a lot of detail especially of small subjects, and I think this leads me to my subject matter. I love collecting things on walks, or from the garden, especially things with a lot of texture such as autumn leaves, pine cones, shells, stones, dried flower heads. I have boxes and drawers full of the things I’ve collected to study.” … read more

Features and Interviews:

Art and science combine to save our bees“, The Times, 16th March 2013.

Interview with Christine Farmer, Bee Mentor, April 2012.

Feature on Christine Farmer, in Shedworking: The Alternative Workplace Revolution, Alex Johnson
Publisher: Frances Lincoln, 2010. Shedworking on Amazon.


Exhibitions:

Leafcutter Bees in Brush and Ink, Coach House Gallery, Edgbaston, 5th-28th April 2013 (solo)

Artists4Syria, St. John’s Church, Stourbridge, November 2016.


Published Writing:

Was Socrates a Sophist?, in The Sophists: An Introduction, ed. Patricia O’Grady, Duckworth, 2008
The Sophists: An Introduction on Amazon

Herodotus, in Meet the Philosophers of Ancient Greece, ed. Patricia O’Grady, Ashgate, 2005.
Meet the Philosophers of Ancient Greece on Amazon

Archaeological Research:

Patterns of Cave Use in Prehistoric Crete, Christine Louise Farmer.
Publisher Birmingham : University of Birmingham, 1998.
Dissertation Note Thesis (Ph.D) – University of Birmingham, Department of Ancient History and Archaeology.

A Reconstruction of Aspects of Cretan Prepalatial Society from an Examination of Settlement Evidence, Christine Louise Farmer. Publisher Birmingham : University of Birmingham, 1993.
Dissertation Note Thesis (M.Phil) – University of Birmingham, Department of Ancient History and Archaeology.

Other Research:

An Application for the designation of Local Green Space for the Three Fields, Norton, Christine Farmer, 2020.
The Three Fields PDF.


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