John Ford is a renowned marine artist whose work displays the subtle hues and intricate detail of the watercolour style. While his works are substantially based on maritime themes, his portfolio also includes historical buildings, steam locomotives, military subjects and animals. With numerous exhibitions and art awards to his credit, John is one of South Australia’s leading marine artists. John’s work has been commissioned for many Australian, international, private and corporate collections. These include Make a Wish Foundation, SA Maritime Museum, Royal Australian Navy, Australian Post, Encounter 2002 Official Event and ABC series “Navigators”.
John accepts commissioned work, the chosen subject meticulously researched and the artwork carefully executed. He also teaches art professionally with programmes catering for beginners through to advanced artists.
The works displayed in his gallery are there to provide examples of his work, but are not for sale.
Memberships: Fellow of Australian Society of Marine Artists
Chairperson Port Community Arts Centre
Member Friends SA Maritime Museum
Life Member One and All Sail Training Assoc
Port Adelaide Historical Society
Deputy Chair Adelaide Brighton Cement Forum
Art Awards: 1997 Heritage Prize Campbelltown
1999 1st Prize Port Victoria
2000 Merit Award Port Adelaide
2006 Railway Exhibition Port Adelaide
Exhibitions: 1997 State Library of SA (solo)
1998 Public Schools Club
1999 Heritage Prize Campbelltown
1999 Sestri’s Gallery Restaurant
2002 Chart the Art of Discovery
John’s Art Images - Click on title to view that image
1. “Beached” (Watercolour) J Ford © Not for sale
2. ”Star of Greece” (Watercolour) J Ford © Not for sale
3. “Engine Sheds” (Watercolour) J Ford © Not for sale
4. “Red Hen” (Watercolour) J Ford © Not for sale
5. “Utopia” (Watercolour) J Ford © Not for sale