Seeking Out The Creative Spirit

Art at Founding Farmers

Throughout our collection of restaurants, we strive to create interesting, unique interiors. The best way we know how to do this is to step away from current, mass-produced culture and seek out the individual creative spirit as found in original pieces of art.

Aligned with our principles to stay close to our sources (as we do with our food & drink), we collaborate with individual artists from our neighborhoods, across America, and beyond. We take great pride in showcasing their skill and talent.



RichshaadRyan, a self-taught DC-based artist, says he is “spreading positivity with bright colors as my voice” while making “ordinary art for extraordinary people.”


Noella Cotnam

The work of sculptor Noella Cotnam can be seen in all of our restaurants. Mostly animal sculptures, some are large — like our giant beaver, some are small — like our frolicking gophers, and all are beloved.


Ronald Jackson

Painter Ronald Jackson is featured in our Reston Station location. We commissioned him to pay tribute to James Hemings, an extraordinary individual and chef who contributed to our current culinary landscape and was Thomas Jefferson’s enslaved chef at Monticello.


Emily Hoxworth

“Nature’s Chain” by Emily Hoxworth was inspired by founding father and farmer, Thomas Jefferson’s early ecological writings and the flower gardens at Monticello.


Darla Jackson

Sculptor Darla Jackson says she “always begins with an emotion, something relatable to anyone, and often uses the familiarity of animal forms to bring it to life.” Guests love her playful pink goats on a ladder at Founding Farmers King of Prussia and her flying horse at Founding Farmers DC.


Matthew White

We commissioned Matthew White to sculpt a very special guest who never leaves, our seated Bronze Bar Fox who can now be seen toasting with his Glencairn Whisky Glass.

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Founding Farmers Artists

We love getting to know our artists. We hope you will too, through the links below or in person in one of our restaurants.

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