Back in Scotland – hard at work!

Jun 2nd, 2011 by carolford

Winter in Florida

This year’s visit to my Florida studio was extended into April to allow me to help dismantle the Vibrant Arts Exhibition which ran for the month of  March at Howl Gallery in Downtown Fort Myers.

Painting in the sun a-cote-de-la-mer-study

blue-poppies-by-the-pondThomas Hall of Fort Myers Examiner, comparing my work to that of American icon Grant Wood:

“Similar concerns seem to be at play in Ford’s colorful landscapes. Ford not only wants his viewers to be able to count furrows, but the individual plants, flowers and blades of grass growing in his highly-textured fields. Trees don’t just rise organically from trunks rooted in the ground. They are sculpted into the foreground through a combination of thick impasto and deft brushwork. The straightforward style, textured surfaces and contrasting in-your-face colors all combine to infuse Ford’s TextureScapes with a vibrancy not experienced with purely representational works.”

To see a full report on the Vibrant Arts events in Florida go to

Glass Class

ichebana dish by carol

Carol and I also enjoyed learning new glassmaking skills with our wonderful teacher of three years, Petra Kaiser, in her Fuse-it Studio in Cape Coral.  Petra is coming to Scotland in September to offer workshops in several venues.  More later….


Since returning to UK I have been busy preparing for a group exhibition in Monaco with Kings Road Gallery, which runs from June to September in the world’s second smallest country.  I have also been busy working on a large commission which, when completed, will grace the walls of a villa on the Gold Coast in Australia;  and meeting the demands of my galleries in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

It’s not too late………….

…to visit the Spring Show of Small Paintings by top Scottish Artists at Kranenburg Fine Art in Oban where I have 9 small works on show. 

autumn-on-holy-loch cypress-dawn

Spring events at The Pier, Kilmun

Students from Life College supplied the wonderful music, the Murray family and chef Ian provided the delectable dishes and impeccable service and I mounted the art work for the Sixties Evening in April and the Jazz Night in May.  Both events were much appreciated by the diners, art and music lovers who are enjoying the new ambience in the conservatory restaurant and throughout the newly refurbished guest house.  Look out for more events and join the dining club which offers discounts and privileges.

You can see my work currently in:

Macgregor Fine Art, Glasgow

Greens and Blues, North Berwick

Kings Road Gallery, Chelsea

Krnaneburg Fine Art, Oban

The Pier at Kilmun

Ode to Art, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur

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