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FORD SMITH — As the son of an Air Force serviceman stationed in a small Japanese village, Ford Smiths artistic sensibilities began to take root under the nurturing eye of an elderly Japanese painter. After moving back to the States, he enrolled at the University of Mississippi in pursuit of his BFA. After graduating with a degree in Painting, Ford moved to Atlanta where he realized a natural talent for photography. During the late 70's and 80's Ford established his reputation as Atlanta's premier fashion photographer.

The early 90's, however, brought a compelling urge to return to painting. Ford Smith took a hiatus from photography to travel the world and seek inspiration. After exploring different painting styles and themes, Ford found tremendous fulfillment creating contemporary landscapes conjured from the stunning horizons witnessed during his travels. Despite his photography background, Ford never paints from a photograph.

Ford Smith's sense of nature is not a Romantic's wild and angry universe. Rather, he recalls the startling color combinations and mesmerizing horizons, then blends those images with his own passion and optimistic philosophy of life. The easy precision, subtlety and repose of his paintings may well derive from that Asian aesthetic he developed in his early years.

The intensity of working over a single piece to finish it makes the process very physical. He lets layers of paint - acrylics on canvas - drip and flow, just letting things happen. "I was taught in college to let the paint find the imagery," he recalls. Still, there is less accident in achieving these surfaces than one might think. They're a study in control and spontaneity, because while Ford may allow the materials to find their own expression, he then moves to manipulate them to achieve their unique composition and texture. Often, he'll embellish the canvas with plaster granules scattered across the wet surface as color and texture are forced to intersect.

"Like life, my work often transforms from its original idea," he muses, "But following a creative instinct wherever it leads is where the fun and fascinationn lie. Each painting is a unique journey with an undefined destination.

   
Hidden Virtue NEW
Limited Edition Canvas
48 x 60
   
Halcyon Spring NEW
Limited Edition Canvas
48 x 48
Mosaic Realm NEW
Limited Edition Canvas
36 x 48
Kindred Spirits
Limited Edition Canvas
36 x 24, 60 x 40
Spiritual Growth
Limited Edition Canvas
48 x 48
Peaceful Awakening
Limited Edition Canvas
36 x 18
Good Karma
Limited Edition Canvas
48 X 48
Passionate Encounter
Limited Edition Canvas
40 x 30
Rendezvous with Nature
Limited Edition Canvas
48 x 48
Romantic Overture
Limited Edition Canvas
48 x 24
Dawning Awareness
Limited Edition Canvas
30 x 40
Positive Reaction
Limited Edition Canvas
48 x 32
Mutual Understanding
Limited Edition Canvas
44 x 44
Tranquil Embrace
Limited Edition Canvas
36 x 36
Open Communication
Limited Edition Canvas
24 x 48
Charmed Life
Limited Edition Canvas
40 x 30
Good as Gold
Limited Edition Canvas
40 x 40
Positive Spin
Limited Edition Canvas
24 x 48
Sudden Clarity
Limited Edition Canvas
48 x 48
True Meaning
Limited Edition Canvas
48 x 60
From L to R : Robert Bluver, Fabian Perez, Hessam,
Ford Smith and James LaMantia
Las Vegas 2009
Goodness Prevails
Limited Edition of 100
18 x 54
Life Everlasting
Limited Edition of 100
44 x 66
Scarlet Masquerade
Limited Edition of 100
30 x 40
Long Goodbye
Limited Edition of 100
30 x 40
Someday Soon NEW RELEASE
48 x 48
Limited Edition of 100
Essential Honesty
24 x 36
Limited Edition of 100
Passionate Shore
36 x 48
Limited Edition of 100
Glowing Review
30 x 40
Limited Edition of 100
Energetic Breeze
40 x 50
Limited Edition of 100
Happy Together
18 x 24
Limited Edition of 100
Hidden Meaning
44 x 44
Limited Edition of 100
Summer Jewels
48 x 60
Limited Edition of 100
Twilight Embrace
44 x 44
Limited Edition of 100
Waves of Passion
44 x 44
Limited Edition of 100
Cabernet Tide
30 x 40
Limited Edition of 100
Crimson Ovation
40 x 40
Limited Edition of 100
Imagine If
24 x 48
Limited Edition of 100
Distant Memory
40 x 40
Limited Edition of 100
Moment of Clarity
36 x 48
Limited Edition of 100
Indigo Ambition
44 x 44
Limited Edition of 100
Depth of Meaning
36 x 48
Limited Edition of 100
On the Rocks
40 x 40
Limited Edition of 150
Affectionate Nature
50"x40"
Signed/numbered limited edition of 100.
Autumn Rhythm
40"x30"
Signed/numbered limited edition of 100.
Awakening Joy
48x60
SOLD OUT
Being Together
48x48
100 Ultra hand-embellished and 95 unembellished limited edition giclees on canvas
Branching Out
40x50
Signed/numbered limited edition of 100.
Breaking Free
36x36
Edition size 100. Signed and numbered by the artist. Artist's hand-embellished special edition of 10 available for a limited time only.
Buoyant Grove
24x48
Edition size 100. Signed and numbered by the artist. Artist's hand-embellished special edition of 10 available for a limited time only.
Cosmic Arbor
36x48
Signed/numbered limited edition of 100.
Crimson Break
16x20
Signed/numbered limited edition of 100.
Drops of Nature
48x48
100 Ultra hand-embellished and 95 unembellished limited edition giclees on canvas
Elated Autumn
48x48
Edition size 100. Signed and numbered by the artist. Artist's hand-embellished special edition of 10 available for a limited time only.
Endless Possibilities
18x24
Limited edition giclee on canvas with ultra hand-embellishment of 100, and regular edition of 95.
Energetic Nature
40x64
Limited edition giclee on canvas available as ultra hand-embellished: edition size 100. Regular edition is limited to just 95.
Entertaining Thoughts
40 x 30
Signed/numbered limited edition of 100.
Happily Adrift
24x30
Edition size 100. Signed and numbered by the artist. Artist's hand-embellished special edition of 10 available for a limited time only.
Hypnotic Muse
60x48
Edition size 100. Signed and numbered by the artist. Artist's hand-embellished special edition of 10 available for a limited time only.
Impetuous Fall
36x36
Edition size 100. Signed and numbered by the artist. Artist's hand-embellished special edition of 10 available for a limited time only.
Kaleidoscope Point
24x30
100 Ultra hand-embellished and 95 unembellished limited edition giclees on canvas
Let Loose
48x48
Edition size 100. Signed and numbered by the artist. Artist's hand-embellished special edition of 10 available for a limited time only.
Moving Dreams
60x48
Edition size 100. Signed and numbered by the artist. Artist's hand-embellished special edition of 10 available for a limited time only.
Natural Charm
40"x30"
Signed/numbered limited edition of 100.
Natural Muse
50"x40"
Signed/numbered limited edition of 100.
Spontaneous Frost
48x48
Edition size 100. Signed and numbered by the artist. Artist's hand-embellished special edition of 10 available for a limited time only.
Peaceful Assembly
48x36
100 Ultra hand-embellished and 95 unembellished limited edition giclees on canvas
 

ORIGINALS

Pool of Thoughts
24x36
Giclee on canvas signed/numbered by the artist. Limited edition of 100.
   

 

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