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Merri-Ann Ford

Merri-Ann Ford began watercolor painting in 1991. She always had a passion for art and a love for watercolor. In 1991Merri-Ann Ford cropped she undertook a study this medium in order to enhance the learning experiences of her elementary students. Lifelong learning continues as Merri-Ann works to master this challenging medium. Her work is based on realism and explores a wide variety of subjects.

Education:

Merri-Ann began her watercolor training under Bob Croskery at Lethbridge Community College. These continuing education classes started her on an exploration of this medium which continues to this day.

She has also studied with Cecilia Jurgens C.S.P.W.C (http://www.ceceliajurgens.com/), a Saskatoon Artist, who introduced her to Plein Air Sketching with Pen and Ink and Watercolor. Trips to various locations with Mrs. Jurgens (Chile, Argentina, Saskatoon and British Columbia) have developed her interest in documenting travel through painting.

Classes with Gregg Johnson B. Ed, SWCA, in Jasper, exposed Merri-Ann to Plein Air Watercolor Painting (http://www.watercolors.ca/).

Instruction offered by the Lethbridge Artists Club, Bowman Arts Center, with artists such as Carl Purcell (http://www.carlpurcell.com/), a signature member in the National Watercolor Society, USA, introduced her to Painting with your Artist’s Brain.

For many years Merri-Ann has continued her study of watercolor with Jill Moloy, at The Studio, in Lethbridge. Jill has been instrumental in helping Merri-Ann bring her paintings to life with attention to fine details and developing contrast between light and dark edges.

Honors and Awards:

Alberta +55 Senior Games, 2011

Category: Watercolor Painting Human Portraits- Gold Medal

Watercolor Painting Still Life- Gold Medal

Merri-Ann has also received gold medals in Photography at the Senior Games.

Professional Affiliations:

Allied Arts Council, Lethbridge Alberta

Lethbridge Artists Club, Lethbridge, Alberta

Exhibitions and Sales:

Merri-Ann Ford Exhibits

Merri-Ann has exhibited her work in group exhibitions during

  • Lethbridge Art Walk (Culture Days).

2012- Various Paintings, as well as a demonstration of Watercolor Painting

2010- Various Paintings, as well as a demonstration of Watercolor Painting

2008- Historical Buildings of Lethbridge

  • Lethbridge Regional Hospital- 2013

  • Lethbridge Artist Club Sales

2012- Spring Sale

2013- Christmas Sale

2014- Spring Sale

Body of Work:

(To see a more detailed description of the paintings, please click on the above link)

Merri-Ann paints a wide variety of subjects. Her main interest lies in painting subjects from her travels.

"Contemplating" Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20) N. F. S.

“Contemplating” Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20) N. F. S.

"Village Market Day" Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20) Sold

“Village Market Day” Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20) Sold

"Riding the Canals" Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

“Riding the Canals” Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

"Lijaing Market" Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

“Lijaing Market” Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

"Paper Making Villager Resting" Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

“Paper Making Villager Resting” Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

"Plowing a Rice Field" Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

“Plowing a Rice Field” Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

"Dong Woman Washing" Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

“Dong Woman Washing” Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

"Karst Mtn. Farm Scene" Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20) Sold

“Karst Mtn. Farm Scene” Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20) Sold

"Dragon" Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

“Dragon” Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

"Cormorant Fishing" Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

“Cormorant Fishing” Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

"Liijang" Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

“Liijang” Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

"Old Fishing Boat" Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

“Old Fishing Boat” Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

"Galapagos Island Trees" Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

“Galapagos Island Trees” Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

"Giant Egret" Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20) Sold

“Giant Egret” Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20) Sold

"Santorini Churches" Watercolor (S9ze: 16 X 20) Sold

“Santorini Churches” Watercolor (S9ze: 12 X 16) Sold

"Heading Out" Watercolor (Size: 12 X 16)

“Heading Out” Watercolor (Size: 12 X 16)

"Snowy Day Walk" Watercolor (Size: 22 X 18)

“Snowy Day Walk” Watercolor (Size: 22 X 18)

"Utah Stump" Watercolor & Ink (Size: 26 X 20)

“Utah Stump” Watercolor & Ink (Size: 26 X 20)

"Old Post Office" Watercolor (Size: 10 X 10)

“Old Post Office” Watercolor (Size: 10 X 10)

"Masquerade Parade" Watercolor (Size: 12 X 16)

“Masquerade Parade” Watercolor (Size: 12 X 16)

"Old Truck" Watercolor (Size: 11 X 14)

“Old Truck” Watercolor (Size: 11 X 14)

"Garden Wall" Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

“Garden Wall” Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

"Realto Bridge, Venice" Watercolor (Size: 22 X 18) Sold

“Realto Bridge, Venice” Watercolor (Size: 22 X 18) Sold

"Friends Visiting" Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

“Friends Visiting” Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

"Tiki Figures" Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

“Tiki Figures” Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

"Pagoda" Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

“Pagoda” Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

"Lion Cub" Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

“Lion Cub” Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

"Lilac Breasted Roller" Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

“Lilac Breasted Roller” Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

"Green Sea Turtle" Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

“Green Sea Turtle” Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

"Cabin in the Woods" Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

“Cabin in the Woods” Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

"Old Fence" watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

“Old Fence” watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

"Iris" Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

“Iris” Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

"Railway Bridge Lethbridge" Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

“Railway Bridge Lethbridge” Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

"Fort Walsh, Saskatchewan" Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

“Fort Walsh, Saskatchewan” Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

"Peruvian Village" Watercolor (Size: 23 X 20)

“Peruvian Village” Watercolor (Size: 23 X 20)

"No. 1 Fire hall Lethbridge" Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

“No. 1 Fire hall Lethbridge” Watercolor (Size: 16 X 20)

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Jane permalink
    June 19, 2014 8:20 pm

    Great stuff Merri – Ann! Love the little old guy sitting on the stool and the turtle.

  2. Gayle Russell permalink
    June 26, 2014 8:12 am

    I am very impressed with your artwork Merri-Ann! Your love of travel is evident and I enjoyed reading the descriptions of your paintings. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Carol permalink
    June 26, 2014 11:20 am

    I absolutely love your work. Couldn’t pick a favorite because they are all so great.

  4. Eleanor Swanson permalink
    April 14, 2016 8:41 pm

    Merri-Ann your art work is beautiful. Congratulations!

  5. January 17, 2017 1:33 pm

    Hi Merri-Ann. I had no idea! Beautiful! Your cousin, Gail

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