ROLAND J FORD
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HELLO AND WELCOME TO MY WEBSITE.  MY NAME IS ROLAND JOHN FORD FROM BALTIMORE, MARYLAND AND I  HAVE BEEN A SPIRITUAL ARTIST FROM THE TIME I WAS ABLE TO HOLD A PENCIL IN MY HAND.  BECAUSE OF MY GREAT LOVE FOR THE MYSTERY OF COLOR, LINE AND SHAPES IT WAS ONLY INEVITABLE THAT I'D TAKE TO THE WORLD OF PAINTING. 

I COULD TALK ABOUT MY HISTORY AS AN ARTIST VIA MY SCHOLASTIC BACKGROUND BUT TO BE QUITE FRANK, THAT WAS SO LONG AGO THAT WHATEVER IT WAS I DID AS A STUDENT NO LONGER APPLIES TO WHAT I DO TODAY.  BUT I DID LEARN FROM SOME OF MARYLAND'S BEST ARTISTS LIKE DR. RALPH BANEY AND REGINALD WATKINS.  THE LESSONS THEY TAUGHT IN JUST BEING AN ARTIST AND THINKING LIKE ONE FAR OUTWEIGHED THE ACADEMICS OF THE CRAFT.

AFTER A LONG PERIOD OF "RESPECTABLE EMPLOYMENT" I HAVE RETIRED AND NOW PURSUE MY ARTISTIC CAREER ON A FULL TIME BASIS.  THE PAINTINGS AND ILLUSTRATIONS ON THIS SITE ARE THE FINISHED WORKS AND EXPERIMENTS I'VE DONE SINCE MY RETIREMENT IN 2002.  RECENTLY I HAVE BECOME AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE ART-EXCHANGE GROUP.
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