After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Farley Lewis started and ran a sign shop and graphic design studio, which evolved into murals, and did mural work for Bass Pro Shops for 15 years. He narrowed his focus to landscape painting in January of 2018. In the first two years as a full-time landscape artist he competed in nine plein air events, winning awards in eight of them, including three Best of Shows. Working in the studio and plein air, Farley also teaches painting classes and workshops. He lives with his amazing wife Kelly in Springfield, Missouri.