Sandy L. Ford |814 Lakeview Drive, Pascagoula, Mississippi |228-990-1768
2014 Oschner Medical Facility One-Man Invitational Exhibit at Art Walk #1
New Orleans, Louisiana
2013 MGCCC Jeff Davis Campus Invitational Solo Exhibit Gulfport,
2011 MGCCC Jeff Davis Campus Student Show Gulfport, Mississippi
2011 Singing River Art Assoc. Annual Spring Show Pascagoula, Mississippi
2010 Ocean Springs Art Assoc. Annual Fall Show Ocean Springs, Mississippi
2010 Singing River Art Assoc. Annual Spring Show Pascagoula, Mississippi
2009 Singing River Art Assoc. Annual Spring Show Pascagoula, Mississippi
2008 “Post Katrina: The Gulf Coast Perspective” exhibit. Selective group show
Mississippi Arts Center Jackson, Mississippi
“Exhibit of 2 Artists” Invitational Grand Opening Exhibit after
Hurricane Katrina. The Performing Arts Center Foley, Alabama
untitled exhibit Mocca Mouse Coffee House Ocean Springs, Mississippi
2007 Singing River Art Assoc. Annual Art Show Pascagoula, Mississippi
2007 Ochsner Medical Facility One-Man Invitational Exhibit at ArtWalk #2
New Orleans, Louisiana
2006 Ocean Springs Art Assoc. Annual Art Show Ocean Springs, Mississippi
2005 “ Girl Talk” Invitational Exhibit The Performing Arts Center Foley,
2005 “Attitudes” exhibit Art House Gallery Ocean Springs, Mississippi
2004 Ocean Springs Art Assoc. Annual Art Show Ocean Springs, Mississippi
2003 “Women In The Arts” exhibit National Museum Of Women In The Arts
MGCCC Jackson Campus Gautier, Mississippi
2012 Jackson County General Services Complex Building,Pascagoula, Ms
commissioned 2 paintings. Sizes 120” x 36” and 24” X 4
2011 Singing River Hospital Healthplex and Medical Facility. Featured artist
of a group of 35 selected artists with 6 commissions. Sizes: 108”x60”;
84”x60”; 36”x60”; 36”x48”; 24”x48”; 24” x36”)
2011 “Friends Along the Bayou” children’s fiction hard back book 43 pages-
57 illustrations (graphite pencil, color pencil,watercolors). Sold
nationwide. Author Betty Robinson Oswald in partnership with
The National Audubon Society, New York.
“Gullah The Nawlean’s Cat Meets Katrina” children’s fiction soft
book 32 pages- 16 illustrations (watercolor). Sold nationwide.
Author Nancy Murray.
2011 MGCCC Jeff Davis Campus Student Show Gulfport, Mississippi 1st
prize in printmaking “Honeycomb # 1”
MGCCC Jeff Davis Campus Student Show Gulfport Mississippi
Honorable Mention printmaking
2009 Singing River Art Assoc. Annual Art Show “Award of Excellence in
Mixed Media” for “Horn Island At Dusk”
2007 Singing River Art Assoc. Annual Show John Jones Purchase Award “Happy
Ocean Springs Art Assoc. Annual Art Show Hancock Bank Award For
Exceptional Watercolor “Local Hangout”
2005 Singing River Art Assoc. Annual Show Mavis Clark Purchase Award “Horn
2004 Ocean Sings Art Assoc. Annual Show Marilyn Lyons Executive Director for
Walter Anderson Museum Purchase Award “Alice In Wonderland
2004-2007 Beau Rivage Casino (MGM Mirage) Biloxi, Mississippi was
the “Featured Artist for Special Events.” Artwork sold in 2 shops.
2007 Mississippi Art Commission Andy Warhol Grant
2006 Mississippi Art Commission Mini Grant
2006 Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant
2004-2005 Pascagoula, Mississippi downtown 8 ft. x 48 ft. mural
“Canoes to Ships”. Ten artist team. Completion
date one year .This mural survived Hurricane Katrina.
2011 “Friends Along The Bayou” book manuscript and illustrations
joined the prestigious “De Grummond Children’s Literature
Collection” at the McCain’s Library, University of Southern
Mississippi Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The renown McCain Library
is one of the leading children’s literary research libraries in the world.
2011 “Honeycomb#1” became part of the Mississippi Gulf Coast
Community College Dr. Susan Scagg’s Permanent Art Collection
Jeff Davis Campus Gulfport, Mississippi
2008 “New Dawn” became part of the Mississippi Gulf Coast
Community College Dr. Susan Scagg’s Permanent Art collection
Jeff Davis Campus Gulfport, Mississippi
2007 “Rosemary Patch” became part of the Ochsner Medical Facility’s
prestigious Permanent Art Collection New Orleans, Louisiana
2007 “Gullah The Nawlean’s Cat Meets Katrina” book manuscript and
working illustrations joined the prestigious “De Grummond
Children’s Literature Collection” at the McCain Library
University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
The renown McCain Library is one of the leading children’s
literary research libraries in the world.
EDUCATION: 1970 Ohio University Athens, Ohio BS Interior Design
MY WORK IS CRISP, CLEAN, MODERN, AND COMBINES WITH MATH
On this journey of art making, I have been introduced to Fibonacci Leonardo Pisano Bigollo, the 13C. (Middle Ages) Italian mathematician
who unraveled the perfect ratio that all things created have in common. Be it the formation of the 250 billion galaxies, human beings, plants or
animals; everything formed during creation is based on God’s “Divine Proportion” of 1: 1.618 or Phi.
Being an interior designer, ASID, in my earlier years, I am used to seeing shapes, space allocation, colors and movement. Now I am using
what comes naturally for me creating flat pattern designs where each shape is a flat shape based on the mathematical ratio of another shape
while the colors dance to their own tempo.
This style of painting is a rather lengthy, complicated process involving both the “left brain” which is used for math logic and then switching to
the creative “right brain” which allows the colors and movement to dance to their own song and tempo. Because the shapes themselves are of
most importance, I am considered a “hard-edge” painter allowing the shapes to remain true to their mathematical ratios.
I love to paint custom commission work for that special person who wants something unique. I do not have a definite color palette. Being an
interior designer I am used to working with any selection of colors to create that dream come true which is only a call away from becoming
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Birds Of a feather
From Gods Garden
The Beach House
Fibonacci Womens series