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"Rooted - A Sense of Place" By CB Ford at the Visitor Center Gallery

On exhibit August 2 - 30, 2014. * 

The opening reception is August 3 - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm - in the Visitors Center Gallery. *

To you from CB Ford: 

"My love for art was apparent at a very early age. I love the process of problem solving that evolves within a painting. My daily inspiration comes from the interplay of light and shadows, textures, and the unique “sense of place” that I experience as a native Southerner. In the hurried pace of life, painting allows me to capture a specific moment, effect of light, or emotion on canvas. Drawing has always been a great means of expression for me, personally and artistically. The repetition of marks on canvas reflects the strong influence of drawing in my painted works. Currently, my body of work is heavily textured- a building up of paint created by layering with both brush and palette knife. I hope you enjoy experiencing my work as much as I have enjoyed creating it."


About CB Ford :

Born in 1970 in Aquadilla, Puerto Rico to parents of the Mississippi Delta, CBFord has rooted herself in Cordova, Tennessee since 1978. Always compelled to create art, she studied painting at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, and gained a BFA from University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee. Primarily working with a palette knife and acrylic on canvas or panel, she creates expressive “Regionalist” paintings influenced by life in the rural South. Her vibrant work can be found in numerous corporate and private collections throughout the United States.

*  All art exhibits free and open to the public. A portion of art sales benefits Memphis Botanic Garden’s art, education and horticulture programs. Call 636-4100 for information. 

* Meet the artist, see the work and enjoy light complimentary refreshments.

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