Biography of the artist Vincent Farrell
Given the name David Forbes at birth, the artist known as Vincent Farrell, was a native Californian, born in Santa Barbara, he grew up in Los Angeles. In 1964, Farrell received an Associate Arts degree from Orange Coast Community College, in all mediums of fine art ; sculpture, drawing, painting and print making. From his art education at Orange Coast, Farrell sought to acquire further instruction from Ukrainian born, artist and poet, Sergei Bongart , his maestro.
Farrell participated in the Laguna Beach Festival beginning in 1965 and opened his studio gallery in Laguna Beach, California shortly thereafter. The artist was often seen by local residents and visitor's painting in his studio gallery most mornings. In addition to his gallery, Farrell participated in many juried art exhibitions throughout California and the United States, receiving top honors at the Laguna Beach Museum Show, The All California Show, Pasadena Art Show, The Catalina Art Show and he received a Norton Simon Purchase Award.
Laguna Beach was Farrell's home until his untimely death in November of 2008