(B. 1951, Scotland) Born 19th November 1951 in Dunoon, Scotland, he studied at the Glasgow School of Art 1970-1974 and he graduated with BA Hons 1974. He has had several sell-out exhibitions and has sold his work to clients (public, private and corporate) world wide.
"I study the landscape, then distance myself from it physically and with time, in order to filter out unnecessary detail and capture the spirit of what I have seen on my canvases.” 
He focuses on capturing the spirit of the landscape which was the goal of the Chinese masters who believed that "anyone can copy a person or a landscape but only true masters catch its spirit!" His 2003 Hong Kong exhibition was the central feature of the number one Canto Pop star Sammie Cheng's MTV video. His most recent Hong King show inspired a collector to increase her Ford paintings to a total of 30. In a Power Charity Auction his work sold for five times the asking price and was the third most expensive work sold.