Shannon Ford Fine Art Keith and Marlene Ford Studio Works

5555 East Road

I am inspired by people and animals. I have lived on farms and ranches most of my life so I have very often had a close-up view of the lifestyles of our precious wildlife. Often I find these animals that I have gotten to know and understand emerging on my canvas.

Whether painting or sculpting or making jewelry, I integrate semi-precious and precious gemstone, and precious metals. Sometimes I even use "mountain rocks" if they fit the piece intended. I enjoy the journey of each artwork with unexpected colour harmonies, expressive brush strokes, lines, gravity pulled drips and seemingly accidental abstract marks which pull together in a beautiful unexplainable image. By using gemstones, reflection and texture on an actual physical surface, I can create an "indescribable feel" in art that creates something beyond words, engaging the viewer.