My name is Bill Farmer.
On the home page you have seen just a few of my portraits. I have been creating portraits for the past forty years using different mediums. All of the portraits I paint now are in oil and have the look of charcoal , graphite or chalk pastel. I work hard to produce a realistic impression of the subjects I paint.
As a note - In portraits painted using one color I use NO white paints.
In a lot of the works I have taken the photos of my subjects. Others were furnished and a couple were from public photos found on the internet.
People are the most interesting of studies and are constantly a challenge. My intent in a portrait is to capture the spirit and personality of my subject. If possible I prefer to take the photographs, taking numerous shots in order to find the one photo that makes the statement of "This is me!".
Other works in painting are in marinescapes, boats, and sailing.
Stained Glass is a second passion. My works can be view on my blog page:
I have recently retired from teaching art on the high school level. I have a BS & MS from Radford University, Radford VA.
Currently my wife and I reside in Ridgeway, VA with the intention of moving to an area just north of Richmond VA in the immediate future.
I also enjoy paint with watercolors and acrylic mediums as well as Oils