"My goal with my work is to paint what I love and convey that honestly so the viewer can feel that as well."
"As an Illustrator for more than thirty years, I have told many stories with my paintings that have helped me in my cross over to Gallery work. Every day life has a story no matter how small and deserves telling if it has the right light. The light is what makes something very special or just forgettable. Cool overcast light can have a beautiful soft edge look, were as sunny warm light can create interesting patterns and color. In order to get this on canvas and convey it's honestly to the viewer, an artist must have the skills of visual language.
Fine Art Views say "Sensitive and full of human emotion, the heartfelt work of Farnsworth takes us to inner depths."
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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,American Society of Impressionists, and The Florida Four. 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 Oil Painters of America Summer Salon.
AWARDS / SHOWS
*1989 Salmagundi Open ~Award of merit
1992 National Arts Club show
1995 Society of Illustrators Annual show
1997 Society of Illustrators Annual Show
1998 Arts for the Parks top 100
2002 Biennial national Show Punta Gorda
*2006 Biennial national Show Punta Gorda~ First Place
*2004 Plein Air Magazine’s “Paint the town”~ St. Petersburg, Fl. ~ Best of Show
2004 OPA Eastern Regional show
2005 OPA National Show
2005 One Man Show~ Hughes Gallery, Boca Grande Fl.
2006 One Man Show~ Hughes Gallery, Boca Grande, Fl.
*2006 OPA Eastern Regional show ~ Award of Excellence
*2007 OPA Eastern Regional show ~ Award of Excellence
*2007 OPA National Show ~ Award of Excellence
2007 One Man Show~ Hughes Gallery, Boca Grande Fl.
2006-2008 Meridian International “This is Our land” Tour.(Discovering America through Original art from Childrens books.
2008 One Man Show~ Hughes Gallery, Boca Grande Fl.
2009 Thirtieth Annual International Marine Art Exhibition
2009 Bosque Conservatory Art Classic
2009 One Man Show~ Hughes Gallery, Boca Grande Fl.
2009 NOAPS Best of America Award of excellence
2010 American Society of Marine Artists 15th National show
2010-2012 ASMA Museum tour
2010 American Impressionist Society National
2010 One Man Show~ Hughes Gallery, Boca Grande Fl.
2011 One Man Show~ Hughes Gallery, Boca Grande Fl.
2012 One Man Show~ Hughes Gallery, Boca Grande Fl. 2012 American Impressionist Society National
2013 One Man Show~ Hughes Gallery, Boca Grande Fl.
2013 OPA National Show
*2013 OPA Salon Bronze Medal
2013 Group Show- Florida Four Englishman Gallery, Naples Fl.
2013 Group Show- Florida Four Cassleberry Fl.
2013 American Impressionist Society National
2014 One Man Show~ Hughes Gallery, Boca Grande Fl.
2014 One Man Show – JM Stringer Gallery Vero Beach
2014 OPA National Show
2014 Group Show- Florida Four Englishman Gallery, Naples Fl.
2014 Group Show- Florida Four Cassleberry Fl.
2014 Two Man show –Edward Dare Gallery Charleston, SC
2014 American Society of Marine Artists 16th National
2017 San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts Purchase Award