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 and The American Society of Marine Artists, Farnsworth’s paintings have appeared in many national shows, museums, and private collections throughout the United States.
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,and 2011 Eastern Regional shows and the 2007 National show.
Farnsworth was featured on the PBS TV show “Gulf Coast Journel”Hosted by Jack Perkins. He will be featured in a book entitled “100 Southeast Artists” due out in 2012.
“Moments in life pass by us all the time and if we can capture the great ones honestly in paint and canvas then maybe it will make our lives better. “
His work is represented by The Hughes Gallery, JM Stringer Gallery, The Courtyard Gallery of Fine Art, Anderson Gallery of Fine Art, and John Collette Fine Art.
Bill currently lives in Venice, Fl. with his wife Debbie.