The Artist, Jan Ford


Born to the serene life of a small Ohio farm surrounded by beautiful flowers and bountiful gardens, Jan Ford recounts her youth through lyrical re-creations of those familiar subjects.  Jan's array of artwork includes still life filled with flowers, antiques and lace; each one invokes different musical moods as the floral forms conduct their own song.  In the same melodic way, Jan paints a variety of other subjects such as local farmers' markets, a lone crab basket, or a fragile bird's nest.

A Virginia resident since 1971, her formal art education at Ohio State University led to the medium of watercolor.  Since her career began 27 years ago, Jan has established a reputation for her excellent handling of the medium with special interest taken to beautiful color development.  Her watercolors sing with color clarity and brilliance, always rich and luminous.  Jan's work has been published, in the book BEST OF WATERCOLOR PAINTING, Rockport Publishing, Inc., and in American Artist Magazine (August 1999).  Southeastern Framer Magazine featured Jan's work on a cover and in two articles in 2001. 

Jan ford is a member of the Virginia Watercolor Society and the Potomac Valley Watercolorists; she is an associate member of the Southern Watercolor Society, The American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society.  She has won numerous awards and her work is included in many private and corporate collections throughout the United States.

As a well-known instructor, Jan taught watercolor workshops in Virginia, Alabama, Ohio and North Carolina.

Her images have been selected for art licensing by national firms in the manufacturing of products including flags, coasters, puzzles, and Easter cards.  Jan is currently under contract with Porterfield's Fine Art Licensing.




All images exhibited on this web site are for public viewing.  No reproduction rights are granted, licensed or sanctioned in any form and are hereby exclusively reserved by Jan Ford.  All images are copyright, Jan Ford 1987-2006.

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