Carolyn Coit, a colleague at Fayetteville-Manlius High School and an art teacher, then carried on and expanded the illustrations of Farrell's books. Ms. Coit worked with historical sources, including manuscripts, newspapers, and statues to produce line drawings that achieved accuracy for the subject, time, and place. Ms. Coit has taught at all levels of public art education as well as leading adult workshops and classes. Her portraits and paintings have received recognition in art exhibits. She also enjoys lecturing to groups on women artists and their place in history. Her special emphasis in teaching and performance has always been the human figure. Ms. Coit is a graduate of Syracuse University, where she received both her BA and MA degrees.
Bettina B. Chapman, Mrs. Farrell's mother, was a well known artist and a very active community volunteer. She illustrated Mr. Farrell's first book, Characters in Mythology, and most of Classical Place Names in New York State: Origins, Histories and Meanings. Mrs. Chapman earned her BA degree in Fine Arts from Syracuse University, and also served as a Trustee of Syracuse University. She was also an artist member of the National League of American Pen Women, a life member of the Girl Scouts of the USA and was twice President of Everson Museum of Art. Bettina was also instrumental in the establishment of the newly located Everson Museum of Art . In 1997, Mrs. Chapman passed away from a sudden illness and unfortunately was never able to see the publication of Farrell's second book.
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