Farley earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Missouri State University in 1985. He started and ran a sign shop and graphic design studio for fifteen years, doing occasional commissioned paintings and murals, and some mural work for Bass Pro Shops. From 1998 to 2016 Farley served as a pastor, still doing art and graphics on the side. In early 2017 he began pursuing a career as a fine artist again, going full-time in January of 2018. Working in the studio and plein air, Farley also teaches painting classes and workshops. He lives with his amazing wife Kelly and one of his incredible five grown children in Springfield, Missouri.
“When I look down a beautiful creek at sunset, and watch the play of light on the ripples, something comes alive in me, something I try to capture for others. That is my joy as an artist. I believe beauty is powerful, whether in a painting, a song, a Savior or a well-planned city. Good paintings are far more than pretty décor – they have power to create atmosphere, awaken dreams, and even stir a sleeping heart to life.”
Website - farleylewis.com
Phone - 417-773-1175
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org