Royal Street Fine Art artist Ford Smith

Dream Interpretation

Dream Interpretation

Royal Street Fine Art is proud to represent artist Ford Smith. We are receiving some of his newest artwork in the gallery this week and are excited to share them with you. Ford Smith has a very interesting background. Please look under his artist page to see his new paintings.
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, Ford established his reputation as Atlanta’s premier fashion and commercial photographer.
In the early 90’s he began painting again whenever his schedule permitted, which wasn’t often enough to satisfy his creative mind. So in 2000, as he approached his 50th birthday, Ford decided that he would no longer deny his passion for painting – despite his success and stature as the city’s top photographer.
Emboldened by critics and collector’s enthusiasm, he narrowed his focus pushed the creative boundaries of landscapes to arrive at the distinctive and radiant style for which he is known.
He never paints from a photograph. Instead, he enjoys the freedom to see where an impulse might lead. 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. “I was taught in college to let the paint find the imagery.” Ford then goes in with skilled precision to create the light, details and natural elements that define his fascinating style of painting.