Jim and Marijke Farnsworth
Marijke was born and raised in The Hague, Holland. She met and married Jim Farnsworth in 1964 while he was stationed in Germany in the Air Force. He brought her to the U S in 1966.
While working with deaf and hearing impaired children at LUSD, Marijke took a drawing class to be able to be more expressive with the sign language. She obtained her art education through community college art classes, workshops and private lessons.
Jim was born and raised in California. He worked as an Air Traffic Controller for 28 years until his retirement. He has always enjoyed photography and after his retirement he decided to take classes at the community college.
They are both members of Mountain Shadows Artist Association in Yuma and have won many awards and sold their work at San Joaquin County Fair, Yuma County Fair and MSAA Annual Art Show and MSAA ARTrails Show.