Rob Ford

Rob Ford
I can remember wanting to stay late at primary school to finish my painting and if i remember correctly- i took the specialised art of ''drawing on walls'' to a new level. During my years at Felsted in Essex- my main interest was always in the art room. It was something that i felt confident with and had great enthusiasm for.

After leaving school i continued to paint and draw and developed an interest in the history of painting. This interest led me to apply to my local college to study an art course. Rembrandt- Van-Gogh and Delacroix were particular favourites of mine.

On completion of my college course- i really wanted to find some sort of employment that would make use of my skills. I did a variety of jobs which went on until one day- i came across a small business called ''Round the Corner'' who specialised in ''Theme'' restaurants. I continually pestered the manager to let me design a mural for them and before long i had secured a job doing what i always wanted to do - painting.

My ideas and inspirations come from just about anywhere - from the ring left by the morning cuppa to the light of an evening sunset. With my most recent landscape paintings- the idea is a simple one. The inspiration comes from my local landscape.

When i first moved to the east coast i found the landscapes fustrating. Gone were the landmarks- the mountians that i loved as a child in Wales- the rushing streams and the wooded glens- but i have learned to love the land that surrounds me- the changes in colours throughout the year from partly flooded fields of flint and mud in the winter- to seas of billowing wheat fields in the summer.

I have come to realise that it is not what you see- but how you see it.
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