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Rob Ford's Biography

Rob Ford - Late Walk

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.

Rob Ford's Artwork

Breakers II
by Rob Ford
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