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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Judith FORD

Home 5633 Alvina Ave. County: Hamilton
Cincinnati OH 45212 United States
Home Ohio United States
Home Phone: 419-721-8706 Website:

Artist Statement

Art has tightly held my heart since childhood and ultimately became a spiritual journey of learning to trust my inner voice.  My art making is always evolving, intuitive, soul nourishing and FUN.   My personal Mantra “ Look for Joy and Listen for Guidance” is embedded in my art practice.  My pieces are full of color and spirit, whether figurative or abstract.  I continue to learn and push myself  to create art that can inspire and uplift..  I am open to serendipity and chance both in art and life and trust that the unexpected can lead to amazing things.   My abstracts are an interplay of line, color and expressive mark making, using mixed media and often, collage elements.  I work intuitively, using built up and obscured layers to add depth and convey the mystery, imperfection and joyful complexity of our lives.   My figurative pieces begin as paintings inspired by the Divine Feminine. I find influence and inspiration from both the work of Orthodox Madonna Iconography and outsider assemblage sculptors.  While I start each painting with an image that inspires me, the work evolves intuitively, building in layers. I move back and forth between the image and the background and also move between pieces in progress.   I believe truth, lived experience and perception are multidimensional and complex, so I am choosing to reflect this in the series by building the work beyond the canvas.