" 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
Portrait Workshop(365) Boca Grande Art Alliance 1/13/2014-1/15/2014
Bill Farnsworth will teach a 3 day Oil Painting Portrait workshop. He will provide high quality photographs for students to paint from
and talk about how to get the most out of photography as well as posing and lighting your model.
Bill will start every morning with a demo that will show how to simplify the process of painting a portrait that not only has a strong likeness, but is an artistic expression. All along Farnsworth will stress good drawing/shapes, values, and edges.
FROM FIELD TO STUDIO with Bill Farnsworth(340) Apalachicola School of Art 1/27/2014-1/29/2014
Bill Farnsworth will teach a three day oil painting workshop January 27th to 29th 2014.
This workshop will bridge plein air with the studio with one day in the field and two days in the studio. Bill will provide high quality photos for students while talking about how to get the most out of photography. The class will also learn about editing in the field to get the best information to take into the studio. Bill teaches the core principals of painting dealing with shapes, values and color temperature. ...
Check payable to Apalachicola School of Art. Mail deposit to: Apalachicola School of Art, PO Box 86, Apalachicola, Florida 32329
$200 deposit due with registration.
Landscape Workshop(365) Boca Grande Art Alliance 2/3/2014-2/5/2014
Bill Farnsworth will teach a 3 day Oil Painting Workshop in Landscape. Bill will provide students with high qualilty photographs and talk about how to get the most out of photography in this studio environment. He paint a demo every morning and show the process of how to paint a landscape painting you could walk into. All along he will stress strong shapes, values, and color temperature.
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