Ros Ford’s latest residency was with Swansea Print Workshop, Wales, Drawn to Print project in 2012. She made drawings, a large etching The Vetch and a series of smaller etchings and photopolymer prints which have been exhibited in Swansea, London and Bristol.
Ros Ford spent two months in Swansea as one of three artists in residence at Swansea Print Workshop for a year long Drawn to Print project. The Vetch is the old football ground in Swansea overlooked by Swansea prison. In 2012 a social artwork Vetch Veg project took place in the Vetch creating interesting juxtapositions and landscapes that feature in the etchings.View
Leigh Court Farm
Ros Ford was artist in residence for a year at a 19th century walled garden, Leigh Court Farm near Bristol, South West England. The residency was to document the garden in its first year of transition to organic status. The residency resulted in an exhibition of photo-collages, paintings, photographs and drawings. (please see archive for further work)View
Ros Ford undertakes painting and etching commissions of private gardens as well as for other projects. She draws, takes photographs on site and develops her idea in liaison with clients. Her latest commissions are large etchings with an aerial viewpoint.
Garden, Martock, Somerset
The commission, completed in 2013 is of a family house and garden with the owners and their grandchildren and pets. From start to finish the commission was made over about a year, with several visits by Ros Ford to draw and photograph the garden in the different seasons. The clients have the only copy of the hand coloured etching apart from the artist’s copy for display.View
Farm, Easton in Gordano, Bristol
This Old family farm is between Portbury docks the M5. The beautiful old barns are juxtaposed with contemporary light industrial units. The M5 and Severn Estuary are in the distance.View
Garden, Blagdon, Somerset
The owners of this garden in Somerset wanted a ‘map’ to guide visitors round the garden for Open Gardens. Ros Ford made a large scale, hand coloured etching of the garden.View
Garden, Sheepway, Bristol
Ros Ford ARE has undertaken painting and printing commissions and residencies of public and private gardens for the past ten years. She has print awards from the University of the West of England, the Royal Society of Painter Engravers and the Royal West of England Academy (RWA).View
|2003-13||Private garden painting and etching commissions|
|2009||Mural, Bloomfield Care Centre, Paulton, North Somerset|
|2003||Changes : Memory Palette commissioned by North East Somerset Arts|
|2001-2||Bike cut up by… sponsored by Howies and Foulds -Inside Space London|
Several pieces have been bought as part of public art collections, in hospitals, galleries and museums.
In the collection of the Bath Royal United HospitalView
Going to work, Luxor Ferry
In the collection of Bolton Museum and Art GalleryView
Albert Road Viaduct I
In the collection of the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.View
In the collection of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt.View