Born in London, 1976, Nathan Ford lives and works in Wales

Ford graduated from The Byam Shaw School of Art in 2000 and has since been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Bath, London, and internationally. His work has been included in the BP Portrait Awards, winning the Visitors Choice Prize in 2011.

Ford grew up in London, and references to London’s landscape and architecture can be seen in his paintings, especially references to Norwood and Crystal Palace where he spent his childhood. Ford moved to a village in rural Wales in 2002. His family, especially his children Joachim and Reuben, feature heavily in his work, whether in the form of atmospheric, detailed portraits within sparse backgrounds, or within cityscapes. Ford’s work is a practice of sensitively considering and economising line, each brush stroke or pencil mark charged with meaning, memory, feeling.

To read the 2023 catalogue essay on Nathan’s work, please see the ‘writing’ tab at the top of this page. You will also find a 12 minute film by Emmy Award-winning cameraman Michael Pitts via the ‘Film’ tab. A catalogue is available to purchase from the gallery.