As one of the world’s foremost contemporary artists, Atlanta painter Ford Smith creates his radiantly serene landscapes with a vivid imagination and skilled precision reflective of decades-long experience, classical training, and education—and a curious mind that continuously challenges the genre.
Ford Smith’s artistic journey is one of inspiration, having returned to painting at the age of 50, following 25 years as Atlanta’s top fashion and commercial photographer--proving it’s never too late to follow your passion or your dream. His art career began in 1972 when he graduated with a degree in Painting (BFA) from the University of Mississippi. Fresh out of college, he gravitated to a job in graphic design to support himself which lead to an illustrious photography career. “I knew I was meant to be a painter, but my photography career was all-consuming, and it left me with no time to paint.”
The Art - Where the Landscapes Go To Escape the Ordinary
With signature vibrancy and phantasmagorical interpretations of trees, water, sky, and other natural elements, he has effectively reinvented the modern landscape with this distinctive style of Expressionist painting.Museum-quality limited editions giclee on canvas, hand-signed and numbered by Ford Smith
ARTIST PROOF - Hand-Embellished by Ford Smith. Highly prized and valued by collectors, these fine art prints are the next best thing to owning the original painting. Ford signs and numbers the front and again on the back certifying his work. Edition Size of 10.
HAND-EMBELLISHED - Much more than a fine art print, these giclée have been meticulously and elaborately hand-embellished, using in the original painting to create texture, palette, brushstrokes and the dimensional quality. Edition Size of 100