Rich Mountain Study, 1999
Acrylic on Paper
Tim Ford received his BFA at Appalachian State University in 1981. He spent several years working at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and served as a studio assistant for the Abstract Expressionist painter, Nell Blaine. He then returned to North Carolina and earned his MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1987. He was the recipient of two scholarships at UNCG during his MFA studies and worked as a graduate assistant at the Weatherspoon Art Museum.
Ford creates an intimate, painterly and personal viewpoint in his oil and acrylic works. As seen in Rich Mountain Study, his works possess unique qualities of light and color, creating a powerful mood. He skillfully manipulates the paint, creating with deliberate delicacy softly rendered, luminous forms and figures.
Ford served as an adjunct professor in the Art Department of Appalachian State University. In 2005, he was part of an exhibition at Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art entitled, Hand to Hand, A Legacy of North Carolina Painters, which paid tribute to two renowned artists and mentors, Andrew Martin and Peter Agostini. The exhibition included work from these two influential art teachers, as well as the work of some of their former students, now accomplished artists themselves.