John Ford is a renowned marine artist whose work displays the subtle hues and intricate detail of the watercolour style. While his works are substantially based on maritime themes, his portfolio also includes historical buildings, steam locomotives, military subjects and animals. With numerous exhibitions and art awards to his credit, John is one of South Australia’s leading marine artists. John’s work has been commissioned for many Australian, international, private and corporate collections. These include Make a Wish Foundation, SA Maritime Museum, Royal Australian Navy, Australian Post, Encounter 2002 Official Event and ABC series “Navigators”.
John accepts commissioned work, the chosen subject meticulously researched and the artwork carefully executed. He also teaches art professionally with programmes catering for beginners through to advanced artists.
Fellow of the Australian Society of Maritime Artists
State Vice President of Australian Society of Maritime Artists,
Chairperson Port Adelaide Community Art Centre, Member Friends SA Maritime Museum,
Life Member Friends of the One and All Sail Training Association, Former Community representative Port Adelaide Renewal Steering Committee, Deputy Chair Adelaide Brighton Cement Community Liaison Group. Tour guide Port Adelaide Enfield Council. Awarded an 2013 Australia Day Award from Port Adelaide Enfield Council for services to the Arts and the Community.