Farley Lewis will share how he believes simplicity is the key to an outstanding painting, whether one is choosing a subject matter or adding the final details to a painting. 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 several decades, which included doing paintings, illustrations and murals, and some mural work for Bass Pro Shops. After pastoring for years, he again took up the brushes, going full-time as an artist in January of 2018. 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.