Welcome to the world of self managed, artist JOHN ASHFORD.
Besides his detailed, life-like technique, what captures one's attention, if not heart, is his use of color, choice of themes,
and his ability to make you feel the scene, as opposed to just seeing it. Dealing with all types of subject matter,
Ashford gets his true inspiration from people.
Ashford's paintings have appeared on "Martin", "The Jamie Foxx Show", "For Your Love" and "The
Parkers" to name a few. John has been featured in Upscale Magazine, The New York Times, and Newsweek
of Japan. In 2001, Sony Music Entertainment also contracted John to illustrate a commemorative piece as a dedication
to Black Music Month. Ashford is currently working on a coffee table book which features over 100 of
his paintings and poems entitled "Bluberry Cool Aid; Portraits in Blu". 2005 wasJohn was
born in Silver Spring, Maryland and currently resides in the Bronx, New York. His professional career
officially began after he graduated from Virginia Commmonwealth University where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Since college, Ashford has exhibited in Chicago (at The Sears Tower), Atlanta (The Black Arts Festival)
and has had solo art shows in Miami, Los Angeles, Boston, Nashville, Philadelphia, North Carolina, Baltimore and several other
cities in the United States. Japan, Africa, Paris and London have also showcased his artwork. John has illustrated
several CD, video, and book covers as well as had his work featured on television and in the movies.
John had calendars
published by Shades Calendars for 5 years as well.
also teaches art
to several hundred middle school aged children several times a week in
Bronx, New York. "Colored Frames"
a documentary film contemporary black artists featuring John Ashford
is available @ www.amazon.com
Currently as well as birthing
new art masterpieces, John has an established one of a-kind shoe line called: Authentic by John Ashford
, where each shoe is handmade, hand crafted and hand designed by Ashford
himself. To see more go to www.authenticbyjohnashford.com
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|JOHN ASHFORD "The Blacknificent"