Francis Farmar - Painter in oils, acrylic and watercolour


Francis Farmar was born in 1948 and brought up in Surrey. Drawing and painting was a passionate interest from an early age. Educated at Eton College (1961-66), he won the school Drawing Prize. He trained in Florence at Simi's Academy before going to St Martin's School of Art, London and the West of England College of Art Bristol.

From 1971, Francis worked for the auctioneers Christies, St James, London, first as Assistant in the Impressionists and Modern Picture department and latterly as Director of Modern British and Irish pictures.

Leaving in 1986, he moved to Findhorn in Morayshire, Scotland to return to painting, whilst at the same time acting as an independent art consultant. He moved back south to live on the Wiltshire/Dorset border in 1993. Francis divides his time between his studio in the country, London and travelling abroad.

One-Man Exhibitions
1992 Chelsea Arts Club, London
1992-1994 Cadogan Square, London
1997-2009 Duncan Campbell Gallery, London
2008 Flying Colours Gallery, London, Oils of London
2010 Flying Colours, London, Twenty Recent Paintings
2011 Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-World, Glos, Journeys
2013 Flying Colours Gallery, London
Mixed Exhibitions
1990 Eton College, Drawing Schools, Eton Artists
Royal Institute of Oil Painters, London
1991 William Hardy Gallery, Glasgow
1992 Islington, London, Contemporary Arts Fair
Edward Day Gallery, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
1995 Tresco Gallery, Isles of Scilly
William Hardy Gallery, Glasgow
Waterman Fine Art, London
Christie's Education, London, Undiscovered Country
1995-1999 Royal College of Art, London, British Art Fair
1996 Malcolm Innes Gallery, London,
JLW Bird, This Sporting Life
Jerram Gallery, Salisbury Christmas Exhibition
1997-2004 Benjamin Hargreaves, London
1997-2004 Park Lane Hotel, London, World of Watercolours Fair
1999-2003 Solomon Gallery, Dublin, Christmas Exhibition
1999-2004 Olympia, London, Art and Antiques Fair
2000 Nicholas Bowlby Gallery, Christmas Exhibition
Salisbury Playhouse Gallery, Localities
2002 Royal College of Art, London, Works of Art on Paper
Nicholas Bowlby Gallery, Tunbridge Wells, Summer Exhibition
2003 - 2004 Battersea, London, Affordable Art Fair
2003 Medici Gallery, London, The Animal Exhibition
The Mall Galleries, London, The Discerning Eye
2004 Hankyu Gallery, Osaka, Japan British Week
2004 - 2005 Wren Gallery, Burford, Oxon Essentially English
2005 Tresco Gallery, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall Summer Show
2006 Flying Colours Gallery, Edinburgh, Past, Present and Future
2007 & 2009 Flying Colours Gallery, Art London
2008 Mark Jerram Gallery, Sherborne Dorset Summer Exhibition
2011 Curwen and New Gallery, London, Sea and Shore
2011 Salisbury Art Show, Help for Heroes
2011 Flying Colours Gallery, Edinburgh Festival, A Silver Celebration
2012 Hollywood Road Gallery, London, Old Etonian Art Society
Fox and Steam Train Village Fete, Sedgehill St Pauls London
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