Bill Farnsworth

Bill Farnsworth

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Artist's Statement

Through intense observation we begin to feel empathy for our subject and from that, comes understanding.

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As a 1980 graduate of The Ringling School of Art and Design, Bill Farnsworth has spent more than 40 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 Fellow in The American Society of Marine Artists, Master Signature in NOAPS, Signature member of The Oil Painters of America, and The American Society of Impressionists. He has also been elected to ARC Associate Living Master.

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 Best in Show at the 10th Biennial National Show in Punta Gorda, and the AIS National Dickinson Signature member award for 2018-19.

Bill currently lives in Venice, Fl. with his wife Debbie.



Exhibits and Shows


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2023 March Bold Brush Award

2022 Texas Plein Air Spirit of San Angelo award.

2022 Plein Air Smokies Best in show

2022 OPA Eastern Regional Award of excellence

2021 Ranked fourth in all time awards from NOAPS.

2021 Texas Plein Air 2nd place

2021 15th Arc International Salon Exhibition Honorable Mention

2021 OPA Eastern Regional Landscape award.

2021 OPA Salon Landscape award of excellence.

2021 NOAPS Best of America small works, Best Landscape award

2020 First Place 1st online show for signature members.

2018-19 AIS National Dickinson Signature member award.

2017 Texas Plein Air San Angelo Museum purchase award.

2016 OPA salon bronze medal.