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 Signature member of The Oil Painters of America, and The American Society of Impressionists. He is also a Fellow in The American Society of Marine Artists. 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 been awarded The Dickinson Signature Member award in The American Society of impressionists national show in 2018 and 2019. He won first place in The AIS 2020 online exhibition. Fine Art Views say "Sensitive and full of human emotion, the heartfelt work of Farnsworth takes us to inner depths."
His work is represented by The Hughes Gallery, Reinert Fine Art Gallery, Ambleside Gallery, Mary Williams Fine Art, Gallery 330, Gleason Fine Art , Palm Avenue Gallery, Gingerbread Square Gallery and Waterhouse Gallery.
Bill currently lives in Venice, Fl. with his wife Debbie.