My work is drawn from imagery derived from my life experiences. In south Louisiana I’ve been exposed to a unique combination of influences which yields painting that is every bit as rich as my heritage. My paintings usually start with a color composition, and then evolve into scenes in which color is the primary subject.
Combining old and new is also an important aspect in my work, presenting images as a footprint of history. The bold shades of blues, reds, greens, and yellows I use to paint scenes of crab boils, second lines, Mardi Gras Indians, church goers, and other southern Louisiana pastimes are reminiscent of African influence. To me, art is a combination of my personal feelings, the subjects and colors that inspire me and my materials and techniques.
Through my work, I strive to invoke reflection on culture and emphasis on color. I believe this combination generates truth and healing, which is my primary goal.
A collection of paintings currently available from Colors of Culture.
A collection of limited edition posters and Giclées currently available purchase.
Jerome Ford continues his tradition of capturing the Southern experience with his Soul Food series. Read more...
A collection of paintings made to commission by Colors of Culture highlighted by a portrait of Judge Yada Magee, Louis in Treme and Kitchen, Spicefest 2009.