FARTHING, Douglas Paul

1967 - ?

Sgt. Maj. Douglas Farthing

Douglas Paul Farthing was born at Lowestoft, Suffolk on 12 June 1967, son of Douglas R. Farthing and his wife Jennifer D. née Davies, who married in the Lothingland district of Suffolk in 1966. At the age of 16, Douglas enlisted in the army, learning his soldiering in Northern Ireland during the late 1980s and early 1990s and was amongst one of the first British troops to enter the Afghan capital in 2002, and is accredited with the Armed Forces Art Society and the International Society of War Artists. Leaving the regular army in 2007 with the rank of Sgt.Maj., he set up as a professional artist, joining the Warehouse Studio in Lowestoft where he met several well-know and influential local artists who helped with his techniques. His war art was born in the trenches and his perspective is not only with that of an artist but also of a soldier and his work shows the reality, energy, and anticipation of the soldier in the theatre of operations. He has exhibited at Armed Forces Art Society at Mall Galleries; Norwich Cathedral; National Arboretum, Staffordshire and elsewhere and his paintings can be seen at Mandellís Gallery, Norwich and Ferini Art Gallery, Pakefield, Lowestoft. His works are held by the National Army Museum; 4th Battalion Parachute Regiment; 3rd Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment, Snibston Museum, Leicester, and many private collections. He married in the Waveney district of Suffolk in 1991, Julia A. Booker and lives at 44 The Street, Corton, Lowestoft, Suffolk.
Website: https://www.douglasfarthingart.co.uk

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