Ben Farnham was born in Woodland, California in 1926. He has lived in Sausalito, California since obtaining an MBA from Stanford in 1950. He retired from a retailing career at The Emporium in San Francisco and took up watercoloring with Jerry Still in Sausalito.
Ben has enjoyed workshops with Charles Reid, Frank Webb and Skip Lawrence and watercolor trips to Italy, France, and the Greek Isles. Since 1989 he has been honored to be accepted in Marin/Scapes, a fund raiser for the mentally ill. For the past ten years Ben has been a member of the Baywood Artists whose annual shows benefit environmental causes.
He is a signature member of the California Watercolor Association and the Marin Society of Artists.