Francis Farmar was born and grew up in Surrey and describes himself as having been a painter "from birth". He studied art in the 1960s, spending six months in Italy, a year at St Martinís and then three years at Bristol. He now does the majority of his painting in one of Britainís most beautiful areas, on the Wiltshire-Dorset border.
Before becoming a professional artist in 1986, Francis worked at Christies auction house for 16 years, first as an assistant in the Impressionistic and Modern Picture Departments, then as Director of the Modern British Picture Department.
Over the years Francis has exhibited his work at many prestigious galleries and venues including the Royal College in London, the Solomon Gallery in Dublin, and the Edward Day Gallery in Ontario, Canada.