JAN FORD

JAN FORD JAN FORD

Born to the serene and simple life of a small Ohio farm, surrounded by beautiful flowers and bountiful gardens, Jan Ford recounts her youth through lyrical recreations of those familiar subjects.
Jan's array of artwork includes lush flower gardens, floral still-life images filled with lace and the occasional antique, and vegetables from the local farmer's market.  Each piece invokes different musical moods and the floral forms themselves conduct their own song.
Jan Ford studied art at Ohio State University and The Art League School in Alexandria, Virginia, as well as with private instructors.  Since the onset of her career over 30 years ago. 

AWARDS:
  • Columbus Festival of the Arts, Columbus, Ohio
  • Virginia Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition, Annandale, VA
  • Winter Park Festival, Winter Park, Florida
  • Sanibel, Captiva Arts Fair, Sanibel, Florida
  • Las Olas Art Festival, Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • "Under the Oaks", Vero Beach, Florida
  • Boston Mills Art Show, Peninsula, Ohio
  • Art Fair on the Square (invitational), Madison, Wisconsin
  • Potomac Valley Watercolorists Exhibition, George Mason
  • University, Arlington, Virginia
  • Stone Harbor Art Show, Stone Harbor, New Jersey
  • Purchase Award - Occasion of the Arts, Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Purchase Award - Springfest, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Best in Show, Fredericksburg, Woodbridge & Manassas, Virginia
  • Nominee for Governor Award for the Arts in Virginia

ART AFFILIATED MEMBERSHIPS:
  • Potomac Valley Watercolorists
  • Virginia Watercolor Society
  • Southern Watercolor Society
  • National Watercolor Society (Associate)
  • American Watercolor
COLLECTIONS (partial list):
  • First Citizen Bank Plaza, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Eastman Pharmaceuticals, Malvern, Pennsylvania
  • Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. President, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Care Net Health Systems, Columbus, Ohio
  • Manassas City Hall, Manassas, Virginia
  • Kings Mill & Malcom Inc., Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Masonic Home for the Aged, Richmond, Virginia
  • IBM Corporation, Bethesda,MD and Manassas, VA
  • Calvert Builders, Roanoke Rapids, NC & Woodbridge, VA
  • Barcroft Institute, Falls Church, Virginia Society (Associates)