"Gray Matters", Ford's newest limited edition release, matters to animals!
Ford Smith pushes beyond his landscape boundaries and demonstrates continued artistic growth with this incredible painting that will ignite a new wildlife series in 2018.
An avid animal lover, Ford donated the first Artist Proof of "Gray Matters" (24"x48") to Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary located in Locust Grove, GA.
Additionally, Ford Smith Fine Art has also agreed to donate 10% of every limited edition sold in this limited edition series of 100 with 10 Artist Proofs (almost $20,000 total donations to the sanctuary).
The original painting of elephants was commissioned by an avid Ford Smith collector who has a special affinity for them and wanted to see what Ford Smith would do with this new subject matter. Ford accepted the commission and commenced studying elephants on documentaries, wild life shows and books to gain a mental imprint of their personalities, movements and intellect. Because he never paints from any photograph or reference, preferring a 100% creative interpretation, this knowledge was integral to capturing the essence of this incredible animal.
Weaving characteristic mosaic elements into his kaleidoscope jungle, Ford creates this family of pachyderms and captures the leadership, loyalty, playfulness and kindness in this one expressionist scene. It's a majestic tribute of mammoth proportions to one of nature's most wise and gentle creatures.
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The Ford Smith Fine Art Gallery has been invited to extend our stay at Avenue East Cobb and we've accepted!
We will be hosting gallery shows unveiling new paintings with the artists in attendance, as well as specially-scheduled gallery hours through the months of January and February (but always open by appointment). Spring through Summer 2023 will resume a more regular schedule of business hours. Stay tuned!
Come visit our exciting new Ford Smith Gallery located in the beautiful Avenue East Cobb in Marietta, GA! The Grand Opening celebration is this Friday, October 21, 2023. Browse over 3000 square feet of heart-stopping art to ignite your senses. Only here until the end of December, so be sure to pop in soon!
Ford Smith Fine Art Gallery is located at 4475 Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30062