Portrait by Bill Farnsworth

Portrait by Bill Farnsworth



November 2015
Kennard's Barn
16th Annual Joan L. Dunfey Open Juried Exhibition | NHAA, Portsmouth, NH
Juror: Samantha Cataldo, Assistant Curator for Currier Museum

February - March 2016
Nasturtiums I | Honorable Mention
Winter Members Juried Show Part II | NAA, Newburyport, MA
Juror: Cathy Connor, Owner  of Connor's Summer Gallery

April 2016
Waiting for the Fair at the Quimby Barn in Sandwich, NH
30th Annual Omer T. Lassonde Open Juried Show | NHAA, Portsmouth, NH
Juror: Jessica Roscio, Darnforth/Art Museum

May - June 2016
The First Normal School in New Hampshire in Effingham | Best in Show
19th Regional Juried Show | NAA, Newburyport, MA
Juror: Karen E. Haas, Lane Curator of Photographs, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

May-July 2016
Cloverleaf Farm Barn
Lord's Hill Barn

The Annual Juried Art Show | Fell's Summer Estate, Newbury, NH

July 2016
The First Normal School in New Hampshire in Effingham : Fall
The First Normal School in New Hampshire in Effingham : Spring
Regional Juried Show | Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, ME

July - September 2016
Historic Barn | Honorable Mention
Prescott Park Arts Festival at the Sheafe Warehouse | NHAA, Portsmouth, NH
Juror: Carly Glovinski

September - October 2016
The First Normal School in New Hampshire in Effingham
17th Annual Nancy L. Roddy Juried Show | Concord Art Association, Concord, MA
Juror: Katherine French, Director of Danrforth Art

January - February 2017
Monument Street
The Winter Juried Show | Concord Art, MA
Members Juried Show Painting and Sculpture / Concord Art, Concord, MA.
Juror: Joanna Fink, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA

May - June 2017
Monument Street II
20th Annual Regional Juried Show | NAA, Newburyport, MA
Juror: Janis Sanders


Contact the Artist

   My appreciation of art and the process as a child, encouraged my future study. I was fortunate to have been exposed to exceptional artists who taught me discipline of learning to draw first. And later, a combination of commercial and fine art school training at SUNY Farmingdale, The Art Students League, NYU, and The School of Visual Arts in NYC gave me further training and confidence in order to pursue a career in illustration.

      My work has been published in The New Yorker magazine and Harper's Bazaar. I am currently resuming a career that has been on hold for too long.

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    Artist's Statement

I think of my work as a diary regarding the places I have been on the back roads of New England in search of barns and historical architecture. Sometimes the light will be just right around the next corner and "bam! - there it is!!" 

It is always a challenge to begin a painting The right size, palette, positioning, detailed line and perspective has to be meticulously correct. I call upon every tool I have available - technical, emotional, and intellectual. 

I use the best materials available, fine line sable brushes, acrylic paint and birch board that has been sanded to an eggshell finish. Beginning with an under painting, I slowly build my work with multiple layers of paint, as in tempera. The final surface is a subtle layer of color and depth. 

My interest in New England architecture arises from my experience as a child living on a farm in rural Maine.