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Art's painting collection of Ludmila

Art's painting collection of Ludmila

Friday, March 22, 2013

Ford Smith, Modern Art American artist

His immense talent showcases a repertoire of styles including expressionism, impressionism, and abstract landscapes. His creativity is limitless, and his skill unmatched.
As the son of an Air Force serviceman stationed in a small Japanese village, Ford’s artistic sensibilities began to take root under the nurturing eye of an elderly Japanese painter when he was just twelve. After graduating from the University of Mississippi with a BFA in painting, Ford moved to Atlanta, Georgia 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 and commercial photographer.The early 90’s, however, brought a compelling urge to return to painting.

 After exploring different painting styles and themes, he found tremendous fulfillment creating contemporary landscapes conjured from the stunning horizons witnessed during his travels. Emboldened by critics and collector’s enthusiasm, he narrowed his focus there and pushed the creative boundaries of landscapes to arrive at the distinctive and radiant style for which he is known.
Now he’s arrived at what he believes to be his true destiny. “I’m grateful every day that I get to paint for a living,” Smith says, “I feel like the luckiest guy on earth, and I think that energy and optimism is reflected in my work.” Ford resides in Roswell, Georgia with his wife, Cristi, along with their two dogs and two cats.Their adored, 23 year old daughter, Hilary, also lives in Atlanta and is a talented, burgeoning filmmaker. Their son, Brian, also lives in Atlanta with his wife, Adrienne and their beautiful little girl Nora.
He never paints from a photograph - nor does he do studies. Instead, he enjoys the freedom and creative abandon to see where an impulse might lead. The intensity of working over a single piece to finish it makes the process very physical. Well known for his mosaics, splashes and seemingly endless ways of abstracting reflections, he lets layers of paint - acrylics on canvas - drip and flow, just letting things happen.

Clairvoyant Moon
Infinite Joy
Spiritous Flight
Summer Jewels
Twilight Passage
On the Rocks
Spiritual Growth
True Meaning
Waves of Passion
Dawning Awareness
Sudden Clarity
Twilight Embrace
Energized Spirit
Lifelong Passion
Twilight Envy
Affinity of Dawn
Approaching Twilight
Passionate Encounter
Wild Romance
Kindred Spirits

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