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Name Barry Farley
Title Digital Abstract & Figurative Expressionist | Graphic Designer
City Bryant
State Arkansas
Country United States (US)
Email barryfarley@yahoo.com
Tell us about yourself!

Barry Farley, who currently lives in beautiful Bryant, Arkansas, is a 40-year-old USAF Veteran, Abstract & Figurative Expressionist, ALS Advocate, Gallery Curator, EDM Producer, Graphic Designer, and Published Author. Reluctantly, after living with an unidentified neurological disease for two years, and then enduring a year of rigorous testing, he was diagnosed with ALS in December 2016. Barry was quoted as saying, “Although life isn't ideal, I am thankful for each day God allows me to awaken, which graciously provides me additional opportunities to live, laugh, love, learn, and create". Even now, as ALS has severely crippled the use of his extremities, he still pushes forward in life and his passion for the arts.

With the aid of a tobiidynavox Eye Gaze Computer System, Barry has continued to create beautiful and unique works of art that are known the world over. By embracing this empowering machine, he has managed to develop new techniques of creating art, using only his eyes. “Through God, I have been blessed with many positive outcomes in a plethora of creative fields, throughout my life". In short, Barry doesn’t allow his physical limitations to hinder his will to survive and his hunger for creativity.

After reaching a global scale and amassing thousands of followers of his work, Barry still makes time to spearhead projects for the ALS Association, works with the CAVHS while entering a myriad of art exhibitions and continuing his education in the arts, media design, photography, psychology, and mental health studies. He had this to say on the matter, “Although there are days in which I wish to give up, I am constantly reminded of my mission. There are many counting on me to help lead the way". In the end, through sheer will, Barry Farley continues with what he loves; sharing his passion for life and reaching people through his pure creative endeavor.

  • HONORARY "OFFICIAL" TITLES:
  • "International Contemporary Master Artist" (2019-C).
  • "Current Master of the Arts" (2018-C).
  • "Advocate for the ALS Association" (2018-C).
  • "American Advertising Federation Board Member" (2010-12).
Primary Medium/Industry Digital/Graphics/Multi-Media
Experience level in primary Medium/Industry Master
Secondary Medium/Industry Fine Art/Fine Craft
Experience level in secondary Medium/Industry Master
Tertiary Medium/Industry Design
Experience level in tertiary Medium/Industry Master
Education
  1. 2019-2019 Diploma in Psychology, Alison Courses. Parkmore, Galway, Ireland
  2. 2019-2019 Diploma in Digital Photography, Alison Courses. Parkmore, Galway, Ireland
  3. 2019-2019 Product Design & Development Certification, Alison Courses. Parkmore, Galway, Ireland
  4. 2019-2019 Adobe Photoshop CS6 Certification, Alison Courses. Parkmore, Galway, Ireland
  5. 2019-2019 Diploma in Media Studies, Alison Courses. Parkmore, Galway, Ireland
  6. 2019-2019 Diploma in Mental Health Studies, Alison Courses. Parkmore, Galway, Ireland
  7. 2019-2019 3d Printer Essentials and Applications Certification, Alison Courses. Parkmore, Galway, Ireland
  8. 2019-2019 Visual And Graphic Design Certification, Alison Courses. Parkmore, Galway, Ireland
  9. 2019-2019 Great Artists And Their Works Certification, Alison Courses. Parkmore, Galway, Ireland
  10. 2019-2019 Colour Theory For Artists & Designers Certification, Alison Courses. Parkmore, Galway, Ireland
  11. 2011-2012 Entered into the Master's Advantage Program, CTU. Aurora, Colorado, USA
  12. 2010-2012 Bachelors Degree in Digital Media Design, CTU. Aurora, Colorado, USA
  13. 2011-2011 Advanced Typography Certification, CTU. Aurora, Colorado, USA
  14. 2011-2011 Professional Communication Certification, CTU. Aurora, Colorado, USA
  15. 2011-2011 Traditional Drawing Techniques and Application Certification, CTU. Aurora, Colorado, USA
  16. 2010-2010 Advanced Computer Illustration Certification, CTU. Aurora, Colorado, USA
  17. 2010-2010 Advanced Graphic Design Certification, CTU. Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
  18. 2010-2010 Advanced Web Page Development Certification, CTU. Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
  19. 2008-2008 Diploma from the Air Force Professional Enhancement Program. Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
  20. 2007-2008 Diploma from Penn Foster Desktop Publishing Program. Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
  21. 2007-2008 Diploma from the USAF CV-22 Osprey Training School. Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA
  22. 2007-2008 Advanced Desktop Publishing Certification, Penn Foster. Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
  23. 2005-2006 Diploma in Film/Movie Development, Erlewine Film School. Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
  24. 2005-2006 Film Directing & Editing Certification, Erlewine Film School. Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
  25. 2005-2006 Lighting & Audio Tech Certification, Erlewine Film School. Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
  26. 2004-2005 Diploma from the USAF Airframe & Upgrade Training School. Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
  27. 2003-2004 Diploma from the USAF Helo Theory of Operation Training School. Newport News, Virginia, USA
  28. 2003-2003 Graduated from USAF Basic Training. San Antonio, Texas, USA
  29. 1994-1998 Graduated from Seymour High School. Seymour, Tennessee, USA
Associations and Affiliations
  1. "Salann Magazine Art Community" (2019-C).
  2. "LightSpaceTime Art Community" (2019-C).
  3. "SquidInk Gallery Art Community" (2019-C).
  4. "Arkansas Artist Registry" (2019-C). 
  5. "Fusion Art Community" (2019-C).
  6. "Stanford's Who's Who of Professionals" (2018).
  7. "World Federation of Zervas Artist Registry" (2018-C).
  8. "Artmajeur Artist Registry" (2017-C).
  9. "Salvador Dali Society" (2016-C).
  10. "Stanford’s Who's Who Black Book" (2011).
Awards
  1. 2020 Florence Art Contest, "Gold Portrait Award". Florence, Italy
  2. 2020 World Art 21st Century, "Prominent Artist 2020". Turkey, Serbia
  3. 2020 Tara International Art Contest "Top Painter 2020". Leskovac, Serbia
  4. 2020 Gold Award in the Golden Brush Contest's "Mixed Medium Category". Dubai, UAE
  5. 2020 Gold Award in the Golden Brush Contest's "Mixed Medium Category". Dubai, UAE
  6. 2019 Gold Trophy Award TIAC, "Open Subject Portrait ". Leskovac, Serbia
  7. 2019 Certified Original Artwork in High-Class Art Contest's "Open Category Competition". Dubai, UAE
  8. 2019 Gold Medal in the Grand National CAVHS "Creative Arts Festival". Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
  9. 2019 Chosen to be published in Salann Magazine's 4th Edition. Longmont, Colorado, USA
  10. 2019 Second Entry Finalist in the SquidInk's "Identity Portrait Competition". Antioch, California, USA
  11. 2019 Winner in the SquidInk's "Identity Portrait Competition". Antioch, California, USA
  12. 2019 Best Artist and Artwork Award in the TIAC, "Open Category". Leskovac, Serbia
  13. 2019 Original Art Award in the TIAC, "Open Category". Leskovac, Serbia
  14. 2019 Best Artwork Award in An Artist Brush Contest's "Open Category". Dubai, UAE
  15. 2019 Best Artwork Award in An Artist Brush Contest's "Open Category". Dubai, UAE
  16. 2019 Ludvik Lgnatyevicg "Gold Award and Seal of Approval for Artistic Excellence". Leskovac, Serbia
  17. 2019 Chosen to be published in Salann Magazine's 3rd Edition. Longmont, Colorado, USA
  18. 2019 Special Recognition Award in LightSpaceTime's "Primary Colors Contest". Palm Springs, California, USA
  19. 2019 Special Merit Award in LightSpaceTime's "Primary Colors Contest". Palm Springs, California, USA
  20. 2019 Best & Certified Original Artwork in An Artist Brush Contest's 2019 Competition. Dubai, UAE.
  21. 2019 Best Artwork & Certified Original Artwork in An Artist Brush Contest's 2019 Competition. Dubai, UAE
  22. 2019 Best Art Award in An Artist Brush Contest's "Open Medium Category". Dubai, UAE
  23. 2019 Best Art Award in An Artist Brush Contest's "Open Subject Painting". Dubai, UAE
  24. 2019 Best Art Award in An Artist Brush Contest's "Mixed Medium Category". Dubai, UAE
  25. 2019 Gold Award in An Artist Brush Contest's "Open Painting Competition". Dubai, UAE
  26. 2019 Contempo Annual Abstract Art Competition's "Digital Arts Division" Dallas, Texas, USA
  27. 2019 Gold Medal in National CAVHS "Creative Arts Festival". North Little Rock, AR, USA
  28. 2019 International Finalist in Fusion Art's "3rd B&W Art Competition". Palm Springs, California, USA
  29. 2019 Statewide CAVHS Creative Arts Festival's "Excellence in Digital Arts". Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  30. 2019 Statewide CAVHS Creative Arts Festival's "Best in Show". Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  31. 2019 Statewide CAVHS Creative Arts Festival's "Digital Arts Division". Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  32. 2018 Second place in the Abstract Designers Gallery's "Abstract Art Exhibit". Bryant, Arkansas, USA
  33. 2018 Abstract Designers Gallery's "Figurative Art Exhibit". Bryant, Arkansas, USA
  34. 2018 Winner of the Abstract Designers Gallery's "Minimalist Art Exhibit". Bryant, Arkansas, USA
  35. 2012 Four CTU "Academic Excellence Awards" in Digital Media Design. Aurora, Colorado, USA
  36. 2011 Special Recognition in The AAF's "Group Graphic Design Showcase". Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
  37. 2011 Four CTU "Academic Excellence Awards" in Digital Media Design. Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
  38. 2011 Second Place in the DMNS "Open Category Group Photography Exhibition". Denver, Colorado, USA
  39. 2011 AAF's "Gold Addy Award" in print design for TESSA. Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
  40. 2011 Lights Out Film Festival’s "People's Choice Award". Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
  41. 2010 Four CTU "Academic Excellence Awards" in Digital Media Design. Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
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