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Artist's Statement

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.


Available Work

A collection of paintings currently available from Colors of Culture.


A collection of limited edition posters and Giclées currently available purchase.

Soul Food

Jerome Ford continues his tradition of capturing the Southern experience with his Soul Food series. Read more...

Commissioned Work

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.