About the Artist

The Art of Bill Farnsworth

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Bill Farnsworth - Biography


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.

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