" Moments in life pass us by all the time and if we can capture the great ones honestly in paint and canvas then maybe it will make our lives better."
As a 1980 graduate of The Ringling School of Art and Design, Bill Farnsworth has spent the last thirty years creating paintings for magazines, advertisements, children's books, and fine art commissions of portraits and landscapes.
Born in Norwalk Connecticut in 1958, Bill spent most of his life in New Milford Connecticut painting landscapes of the rural area, while supporting himself and family with his growing illustration career.
A Signature member of The Oil Painters of America,The American Society of Marine Artists and The National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, Farnsworth's paintings have appeared in many national shows and private collections throughout the United States.
A nationally known illustrator, Bill has illustrated more than fifty books for Children, and many have won awards as well as starred reviews in Publishers Weekly.
A prolific Gallery painter, Bill has seamlessly moved into the Fine Art field where he has garnered awards of excellence from the Oil Painters of America 2006, 2007, 2011 Eastern Regional shows and the 2007 National show.
He won first place in the Fifth Biennial National Show in Punta Gorda, and won two awards for Narrative Excellence from The National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society.
Bill won Best in Show in the 2010 Cashiers paint out.
In 2010 Bill was awarded Signature Status from The American Society of Marine Artists. In 2011 he was awarded Signature Status from The Oil Painters of America."My goal with my work is to paint what I love and convey that honestly so the viewer can feel that as well".
Bill currently lives with his wife Debbie in Venice, Florida.
Upcoming Events and Exhibits
Journey of Light (Recent paintings by Bill Farnsworth) Hughes Gallery 4/14/2014-4/28/2014 Reception: 4/14/2014 (1-5pm)
The Winter Park Paint Out Albin Polasek Museum 4/20/2014-4/26/2014 Reception: 4/26/2014 (6pm-9pm)
Painting the figure in a Landscape Albin Polasek Museum 4/25/2014-4/25/2014 Reception: (10am-12pm)
The Forgotten Coast Invitational Paint out Apalachicola 5/1/2014-5/11/2014 Reception: 5/10/2014 (6;30pm 10pm)
Capturing Light/ Sudio- Plein Air(400) Quinlan Arts Center 5/20/2014-5/22/2014
The class will paint one day in the field and two days in the studio. Each morning Bill will paint a demo to show a general approach to oil painting. He will talk about the core principals of Shapes, Value and Color Temperature. Students will learn how to get the most out of their Plein Air Studies and photographs.
From the Field to the Studio(3395) Southwest France 7/2/2014-7/8/2014
Bill Farnsworth will teach a 7 day workshop in Stunning Southwest France at Domain du Haut Baran. Among many events Haut Baran hosts many workshops every year with double occupancy and some meals included in the price. It does not include airfare.
Every Morning Bill will paint a demo either in the field (plein air) or in the spacious studio that can accomodate up to 18 artists. This workshop will be limited to 15 students to ensure lots of one on one instruction. This Field to Studio workshop will show students how to get the most out of their plein air studies and photography.
Haut Baran will provide shuttle service from Toulouse Airport as well as site seeing excursions.
Bill teaches core principals of good shapes, value, and color temperature.
From Field to the Studio(400) Bascom Arts Center 7/21/2014-7/23/2014
This oil painting workshop will instruct students on how to get the most out of plein air studies and photographs in the studio. The class will spend equal time painting plein air and studio painting. The instructor will paint a demo every morning to start the day. Great emphasis will be placed on the core principals of shapes, values and color temperature.
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