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Artist: Ken Swinford


KS Ford, one of Colorado’s lucky natives, learned he had a gift for sketching early on in Junior High School but put it on the shelf in pursuit of other hobbies.  

Many years later, after good-naturedly agreeing to accompany his wife to an art class and being painfully disappointed in how his piece came out, he vowed to prove to himself that the long-ago-shelved talent was simply hidden,  waiting to emerge. 

Today, he captures his visions from nature, candid expressions or sometimes, a solitary subject with his “special sauce” poured into it.   

Count on being swept away in his wild abandonment to bright, bold acrylics, and if you look closely, you may even detect a smidgen or smudge of pastel for flair.