Don Farrell was born in New Jersey, USA, in 1970. He began painting in London, UK, around the age of twenty, and, soon after, moved to Seattle, USA, where he still resides today. This geographic location, surrounded by temperate rainforest and nestled between two glacial mountain ranges, has imbued his art with the nature-based spirituality seen in many of his works. His art is further informed by many years of extensive study, in numerous locations throughout the world, which have brought to his thematic palette a melange of influences, including the Mayan culture of Central America, the medieval, Islamic, geometric tradition, 15th century imaginative artists such as Hieronymus Bosch, 20th Century surrealists such as M.C. Escher and Salvador Dali, as well as contemporary visionary artists like Patrick Woodroffe.
The art of Don Farrell has been exhibited in Seattle, Los Angeles and New York, and extensively in galleries and museums outside the USA, including in Austria, Spain, France, Germany, Mexico, Colombia, Canada and the UK.