Former Firnew Artist: Anthony (Tony) Ford

I grew up on my grandfather’s farm in Madison County VA, near Oak Park. I have lived in Madison County nearly all my life.  I feel this has influenced my artwork because many of my pictures are of scenes or objects that I see every day or remember from my childhood.  I am intrigued by the colors, shapes, and shadows of country life.  My style is realistic and predominantly watercolor, but I also paint with acrylics.  I am a past member of the Virginia Watercolor Society and have exhibited in 5 of their shows.  Having recently retired, I plan to do more with my art and look forward to learning from other members of the Firnew Farm Artist Circle.

Portrait courtesy of John Berry.

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