Randy Ford, Biography
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 Marcels Art Studio in Monmouth Junction, New
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
Fords 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