Text Box: John Ford F.A.S.M.A.

John Ford is a renowned marine artist whose work displays the subtle hues and intricate detail of the watercolour style.  While his works are  substantially based on maritime themes, his portfolio also includes historical buildings,  steam locomotives, military  subjects and animals. With numerous exhibitions and art awards to his credit, John is one of South Australia’s leading marine artists.  John’s work has been commissioned for many Australian, international, private and corporate collections.  These include Make a Wish Foundation, SA Maritime Museum, Royal Australian Navy, Australian Post, Encounter 2002 Official Event and ABC series “Navigators”.


John accepts commissioned work, the chosen subject meticulously researched and the artwork carefully executed.  He also teaches art professionally with programmes catering for beginners through to advanced artists.


The works displayed in his gallery are there to provide examples of his work, but are not for sale.

Memberships:      Fellow of Australian Society of Marine Artists

                            Chairperson Port Community Arts Centre

                            Member Friends SA Maritime Museum

                            Life Member One and All Sail Training Assoc

                            Port Adelaide Historical Society

                            LMC Forum

                            Deputy Chair Adelaide Brighton Cement Forum

Art Awards:         1997        Heritage Prize Campbelltown

                            1999        1st Prize Port Victoria

                            2000        Merit Award Port Adelaide 

                            2006        Railway Exhibition Port Adelaide

Exhibitions:         1997     State Library of SA (solo)

                           1998     Public Schools Club

                           1999     Heritage Prize Campbelltown

                           1999     Sestri’s Gallery Restaurant

                           2002     Chart the Art of Discovery


John’s Art Images  -  Click on title to view that image


1.     “Beached”  (Watercolour)   J Ford    ©  Not for sale

2.     Star of Greece”  (Watercolour)   J Ford    ©  Not for sale

3.     “Engine Sheds”  (Watercolour)   J Ford    ©  Not for sale

4.     “Red Hen”  (Watercolour)   J Ford   ©  Not for sale

5.     “Utopia”  (Watercolour)   J Ford    ©  Not for sale