Abstract Art With Ross Ford

Artist went from selling art in front of Bayside to being a professional.

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"Miami has been good to me. I sold my first painting in front of Bayside. I also sold paintings on Lincoln Road."
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Ross Ford is an artist originally from Nashua, New Hampshire.
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He calls his work "abstract figurative."
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He sketches designs in pen and ink.
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Hundreds of them at a time, sometimes thousands.
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He moved to Miami in 2004 and started selling his art in front of Bayside, and on Lincoln Road.
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He says "I create through a process called Iterative Expression."
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He has a Bachelors Degree from Hampshire College and a Masters Degree from the University of Florida.
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These are the types of pens he uses.
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He was doing live painting with artist Alex Yanes when the owner of Butter Gallery saw their work.
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He says, "I sold a lot of work in the Grove."
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Ross Ford says, "Butter Gallery refocused to just street art and moved from the Grove to Wynwood and now I'm solo at the BAC and selling work on my own."
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He signs his work on the side so as not to interfere with the face.
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Paint sketch.
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"When I moved here I didn't know a single person, I sort of adopted the city as my own and the city adopted me back."
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The paintings are titled by date and time "because each one represents an instant of pure emotion which exists outside of language."
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Studio floor.
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Studio wall.
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Paint sketch.
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More iterations.
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Studio office. Check rossfordart.com for more info.
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