Few paintings are more aptly named than "Spellbound Nature", as this completely original painting from Ford radiates a gentle command that entices and bewitches the viewer. He takes the viewer on an avant-garde journey, brimming with fresh elements and an alluring, earthy palette. The drizzled, tree-studded horizon is classic Ford Smith, their backlit forest creating a mystical quality and focus.
The kaleidoscopic waters dance in orderly chaos, setting the perfect stage for the byzantine tree trunks in the foreground and the meticulously-crafted, aureate leaves waving gently in unison. Each facet of the leaves are evidence of Ford's patient and unhurried mastery.