Contemplation, Soothing Rhytm and Moonlight Surge are three new “Seascape” images by artist Ford Smith . Like his landscapes, these three new ocean pieces have an otherworldly quality about them. Ford Smith conveys with his paintings a feeling that this artist has created art that transcends his subject matter. The modern landscape and seascape has arrived.
Ford Smith never paints from a photograph – nor does he do studies. Instead, he enjoys the freedom and creative abandon to see where an impulse might lead. The intensity of working over a single piece to finish it makes the process very physical. 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.