John Ford

Maritime Artist John Ford F.A.S.M.A.

John Ford, a renowned marine artist whose artwork displays the subtle hues and intricate detail of the water colour style. While his works are substantially based on maritime themes, his portfolio also includes historical buildings, steam locomotives, military subjects and animals. With numerous exhibitions and art awards to his credit, John is one of South Australia’s leading artists. John’s work has been commissioned for many Australian and international, private and corporate collections. These include Make a Wish Foundation, S.A. Maritime Museum, Royal Australian Navy, Australia Post, Encounter 2002 Official Event and the ABC series “The Navigators”. SA Aviation Museum. National Cancer Council Research Foundation.

 John accepts commissioned work, the chosen subject meticulously researched and the artwork carefully executed. John also teaches art professionally with programmes catering for beginners through to advanced artists.


Fellow of the Australian Society of Maritime Artists

State Vice President of Australian Society of Maritime Artists,

Chairperson Port Adelaide Community Art Centre, Member Friends SA Maritime Museum,

Life Member Friends of the One and All Sail Training Association, Former Community representative Port Adelaide Renewal Steering Committee, Deputy Chair Adelaide Brighton Cement Community Liaison Group. Tour guide Port Adelaide Enfield Council. Awarded an 2013 Australia Day Award from Port Adelaide Enfield Council for services to the Arts and the Community.


Contact  details

John Ford 32 Hilton Street BIRKENHEAD SA 5015


Phone +61 8 84493987  Mobile 0400593987  e-mail