Randy Ford was born in 1962 in Biloxi, Mississippi but has lived and worked in New Jersey the majority of his life. Ford is a meticulous, self-taught artist who has been painting professionally for over twenty-five years. Additionally, Ford had worked in the field of illustration for such notable companies as Portal Publications, Road and Track Magazine and The DuPont Registry.
Since 2000 he has devoted himself to the fine arts and currently teaches drawing and painting and is the Permanent Visiting Artist on staff at Marcel’s Art Studio in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey.
“I paint for the passion derived from the process, hoping to produce works that will be relevant during their
generation and enduring through time.”
Randy Ford is a realist painter. He paints scenes of everyday American life cataloguing events and objects of Americana for present and future audiences. From early in his life to the present, Ford has always been most comfortable with orderly environments and precise and quantified procedures. This outlook is the perfect grounding point for a realist painter. An early high school photography course defining the “focal point” and its impact on the final image is what has held Ford’s attention to detail and the ‘real’ versus what could be viewed as ‘just a painting’. The foundation learned those many years ago is the basis for his work today. Using photographic reference, Ford always attempts to stay true to colors of the source photos but will sacrifice color if it means a better focus or enhanced detail.
1980-1984 Trenton State College, Trenton, NJ.
1988 Bucks County Art Festival, New Hope, PA.
1989 Image Gallery, Princeton, NJ.
1990 Editions/Line Gallery, Marlton, NJ.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
1989 Philadelphia Art Show, Philadelphia, PA.
1990 Philadelphia Art Show, Philadelphia, PA
1991 Cherry Hill Art Show, Cherry Hill, NJ.
1992 Philadelphia Art Show, Philadelphia, PA.
1993 Image Gallery, Princeton, NJ.
1994 Midwest Concours D’Elegance, Cincinnati, OH. AFAS Best of Show
1995 Philadelphia Ferrari Festival, Philadelphia, PA. Limited Edition Art Print
2004 New York Art Expo, New York, NY.
2004 Stricoff Fine Art, New York, NY.
2005 Annual New Talent Show, Richard Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2005 Chicago Art Expo, Chicago, IL.
2005 New York Art Expo, New York, NY.
2005 Toronto International Art Festival, Toronto, Canada
2006 Annual Show “FLOWERS IN FEBRUARY”, Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY.
2006 Annual Show “PAINTING = POETRY – ut picture poesis”, Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY.
2006 International Guild of Realism, Annual Juried Exhibition
2006 New York Art Expo, New York, NY.
2006 Contemporary Realism 2006, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa OK
2007 Contemporary Realism 2007, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa OK
2007 Leading Masters of Contemporary Realism, Winstanley-Roarke Fine Art, Cape Cod, MA., Director’s Choice Award
2007 Surf & Turf, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY
2007 Flow Miami Invitational Art Fair, December 5-7, Kenise Barnes Fine Art
2008 National Contemporary Realism , M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa OK
2008 London Art Fair, London, England, Represented By Plus One Gallery
2008 Art Santa Fe, July 10-13, Represented by Kenise Barnes Fine Art
2009 Reality Check, January, Trudy Labell Fine Art, Naples Fl.
2009 National Contemporary Realism, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK
2009 Galería artelibre organiza la III Exposición de Pintura Realista e Hiperrealista del 19 de Noviembre al 5 de diciembre de 2009, Zaragoza, Spain
SELECTED CORPORATE COLLECTIONS:
PNC Bank, Philadelphia, PA
Adams Mark Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
LJK Literary Management, LLC, New York, NY
Revlon, New York, NY
ExxonMobil Corp., Irving, TX
International Business Machines, Armonk, NY
Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ
Mr. & Mrs. Jose Luis Espejo Pasqual, Barcelona, Spain
Mr. & Mrs. Laurence J. Kirshbaum, New York, NY.
Andreas Baumgarte Collection, Hamburg, Germany
Michael and Joy Millette, Larchmont, New York
Mr. and Mrs. Rick Balsley, Naples, Florida
Road &Track Magazine May 1993, August 1993
DuPont Registry, September 1994
American Art Collector, July 2007
International Artist Magazine, “Stay in Focus”, October/November Edition 2009
"Arte y Libertad IV", Galería artelibre - Editorial Comuniter, S.L. Noviembre 2009