Love these minimized yet powerful paintings of UK-based artist Nathan Ford. The painter is known for his portraiture, still life and large urban scenes all created with a distinct style. The following quotes stand out on his interview with Passing Nightmare:
â€œDrawing and painting are inseparable in my world, drawing is key toÂ everything I make.â€
â€œWhatever Iâ€™m doing Iâ€™m fully engaged in â€“ until it stops being engagingÂ then I stop, because there is no reason to continue when the enthusiasmÂ is gone.â€
â€œI love what I do, I never chose it as a career, it just so happens itÂ brings in enough money so as not to have to think career thoughts. IÂ left school and started a yts apprenticeship in panel beating. I hatedÂ it, after a year my mum said why didnâ€™t I do the art thing at collegeÂ while I had the freedom and was living at home. So I did, I neverÂ planned to actually make a living out of it. I think if I had goneÂ forward with the thought of money, my decisions my have been different.â€
You can view more of his work on his website and on Beaux Arts.
Images: Courtesy of Nathan Ford.
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