J.W. Ford is an accomplished artist who has worked in watercolor, acrylic and airbrush, charcoal, graphite and digital computer art. Most recent project includes working in metal - embossing and painting on copper, brass and aluminum.

Ford’s artistic passion has always been head and shoulder portraits of the human being. The portrait can be expressed literally as in a realistic commissioned portrait, but this artist favors doing expressionist portraits of heads and faces that come from within where you can feel totally unencumbered and free to express various ideas and concepts oftentimes of a spiritual nature. And sometimes a love of fashion and graphic design takes center stage. But there is always the attempt to create with meticulous attention to design, composition, color, pattern, and texture.     

J.W. Ford’ work has been widely displayed in NYC galleries and institutions and early works were published by Icart Graphics of California and distributed throughout the United States and Europe. Articles on Ford have appeared in national publications such as D├ęcor Magazine and Art Business News.

Ford is an alumnus of the Art Students League, School of Visual Arts, Fashion Institute of Technology and The Craft Students League, and is a member of The National Portrait Institute, The Harlem Arts Alliance, and The West Side Arts Coalition.