British painter and poet Giles Ford (b. Tehran, Iran 1965) lives and works in Frome and London, UK, and frequently summers in Provincetown, MA. Ford engages in a dialogue with both art historical traditions and a contemporary postmodernist style – his work often inhabiting the spectrum between representational and abstract.
Creating multi-layered compositions, the artist incorporates charcoal, pastel, oil and wax on wood panels. Ford uses a blowtorch to spur a variety of reactions that create unexpected effects, colors and contrasts, and at times a palette knife to add flourishes of sgraffito, energy and light within the painting’s surface.
Ford has paintings in numerous private, corporate and museum collections including the office of Sir Jeremy Greenstock at Lambert Energy Advisory and the MOMA Wales permanent collection.
Ford studied studio art at the renowned Heatherley School of Fine Art, Chelsea, London and received his Master’s Degree in Poetry & Painting with distinction from Roehampton University, London in 2008.