“I paint in a style that is similar to, but certainly not true photorealism. I am much more interested in creating work that is a synthesis of my own vision and sensibilities without the strict confinements of photorealism. I want to show a familiar object in an unfamiliar way, as something that has importance. I want the viewer to be engaged. That is my goal with every painting I create.”
Todd Ford is currently a full time art teacher at a high school in Denton, Texas, where he also serves as the Art Department Chair. He has been teaching since 1996 following graduation from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. He has a B.A. in Art Education, with a minor in studio art.
Ironically, since taking up a career teaching art, Todd found little time to concentrate on his own work. Then, in 2005 he decided that we wished to paint again with the passion and commitment that he once had while still in college. So, he didn’t try to make time to paint, he made time to paint. And, he hasn’t stopped since.
Todd Ford is a resident of Krum, Texas.
Todd Ford’s work could be defined as fluid photorealism. Where one of the pillars of true photorealism is to create a painting as close to a photograph as possible, Todd prefers a more maleable interpretation. He is more interested in the “feeling” of an object rather than its natural hard lines. While his works may appear simple, the subtle lighting and fluid curves evoke a complex depth and emotional richness.
Todd Ford is an emerging artist. His shows to date include:
2010 – Keller Public Arts Program, 2 Person Show, Keller, TX
2010 – Oxide Gallery, Spring Group Exhibit, Denton, TX
2009 – Lovetts Gallery, Masters of Influence Invitational, Tulsa, OK
2009 – Greater Denton Arts Council, Hidden Artists: Those Who Teach, Denton, TX
2009 – Lovetts Gallery, Spring Perspective 2009, Tulsa, OK
2008 – Diamond Newman Gallery, It’s Not a Photograph, Boston, MA
2004 – Denton ISD Art Faculty Exhibit, Denton, TX