Featuring the remaining work of the late southwest artist
Jim W. Ford 1928 - 2006
Jim W. Ford had the unique ability to reach the soul of his subjects with his pencil.
Born in Stanton Texas and raised in Southwestern New Mexico and Eastern Arizona, Ford began drawing at an early age.
He did not realize this was a special talent; he assumed that everyone that everyone could draw. He painted stage backdrops and still life during his high school years and then was commissioned by Greenlee County Arizona to paint three 12' x 28' murals of the Morenci Open Pit Mine. These murals were placed a various locations in Greenlee county. this brought great attention to his work.
Over the years Jim honed his talent capturing the scenes of every day western life as he saw it.
Sadly Jim is gone, but his work remains as a testament to his vision and an honorable life lived with his lovely wife Jean, in Mule Creek, New Mexico.
Jean has placed the availble works that remain in the hands of Larry Hardin, owner and curator of the "Annex " Hardin's art gallery in the diminutive village of Pie town New Mexico.
The opportunity now presents itself for one to own the remaining original drawings and prints that Jim Ford has left behind. A legacy of Western life, of cowboys and cowgirls, and their simple hard working day to day existence that slowly fades into history.
Come and see this beautiful work
Larry Hardin Curator
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Here are just some of the prints and originals available.