Farmer obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Georgia State University after beginning her degree program at the Atlanta College of Art. She has completed several encaustic workshops and certificate programs in New York and San Francisco. Farmer’s work was featured in the curated, invitational exhibition 225º F, Encaustic Encounters at the Turchin Center for the Arts in Boone, NC. “The exhibition explored naturalistic themes from the work of exceptional encaustic artists who challenge the established traditions of the media by expressing innovation in the utilization of encaustic techniques.”
She is an affiliate and founding member of International Encaustic Artists (IEA). Select members of this group including Farmer participated in a show at the Las Vegas Contemporary Art Center, at Cain Schulte Contemporary Art in San Francisco, and she participated in the Diptych Project that pairs an IEA artist with a NEW (New England Wax) artist. This affiliation has Farmer participating in exhibitions that bring this work to a vast number of encaustic art devotees and to those unfamiliar with the medium but who are immediately curious about it when they encounter it.
Farmer’s work is included in the collections of MCI World Communications, Atlanta Gas Light, World Marriott Orlando, University of Texas, and the Atlanta College of Art, amongst other important private collections throughout the country.