" 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 more than 34 years as an Illustrator and Fine Artist. 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. Farnsworth is a Signature member of The Oil Painters of America, American Society of Marine Artist's, and The American Society of Impressionists. His paintings have appeared in many National shows, Museums, and private collections throughout the United States. A nationally known illustrator, Bill has seamlessly moved into the Fine Art field where he has garnered awards of excellence from the Oil Painters of America's National and Regional shows. He won first place in the Fifth Biennial National Show in Punta Gorda, and a Bronze Medal in the 2013 OPA Summer Salon. Fine Art Views say "Sensitive and full of human emotion, the heartfelt work of Farnsworth takes us to inner depths." "My goal with my work is to paint what I love and convey that honestly so the viewer can feel that as well".
His work is represented by The Hughes Gallery, Dabbert Gallery, Tree's Place, The Edward Dare Gallery, Sand Piper Gallery, Mountain Mist Gallery, and The Anderson Gallery
Bill currently lives in Venice, Fl. with his wife Debbie.
Upcoming Events and Exhibits
Studio Workshop(450) Anderson Gallery 9/24/2015-9/26/2015
This 3 day workshop students will work from high quality photographs in a studio environment. Bill will paint a demo every morning to show the process of putting a painting together. He will talk about photography and how to get the most out of it without falling into traps.
There will be strong emphasis on drawing, values ,and color temperature.
Bridging the field to the studio(350) Apalachicola School of Art 10/26/2015-10/28/2015
This 3 day Oil painting workshop will have students out 1 day Plein Air and two days in the studio. Bill Farnsworth will paint a demo every morning to show students the process of using field studies and photographs to create a painting in the studio.
From the Field to the Studio(3495) Domaine Haut Baran France 8/4/2016-8/11/2016
This 7 day Oil painting workshop in Southwest France will be Hosted by Domaine Du Haut Baran.
Students will be out every day exploring the surrounding landscape and villages. Bill Farnsworth will teach how to document an area with Plein Air studies and Photographs. When weather is inclement students can duck into a spacious Studio at Domain Du Haut Baran and learn about how to use their studies and photographs to create a finished painting.
“ Students will have a firm understanding in the principals of painting through strong drawing, values, and color temperature. This is not just a workshop, but a total experience” Bill Farnsworth"
What is included; *7 nights stay at Domaine Du Haut Baran Arrive August 4th leave August 11th Shuttle to and from Toulouse Airport William Haas will drive us to surrounding spots to paint and explore Continental breakfast every morning/ some lunches and dinners/wine 7 day workshop with Bill Farnsworth
(Airfare is not included)
The class size will be limited to just 12 students, so in order to hold your spot you must fill out registration form on the Haut Baran website under workshops. www.hautbaran.com or email me and I can send you a PDF file.
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