Sarasota, Florida

Announcement    The Art and ArtCraft of Tom A. Ford. I will sell many of my original pieces form the listings that are prints, prices vary. If you have any special requests please, feel free to contact me!


Last updated on Mar 8, 2018

The Art and ArtCraft of Tom A. Ford. I will sell many of my original pieces form the listings that are prints, prices vary. If you have any special requests please, feel free to contact me!


Tom A. Ford

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Tom A. Ford


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About ArtByTomFord

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On Etsy since 2012

I've always been a creative person and enjoy many subjects and media. I typically prefer to finish my artwork by framing it.

I merely a humble artist who enjoys painting what he finds inspiration in, what he loves. I work in a variety of mediums, depending on the subject matter.
My subject matter ranges from happy, beautiful flamingos, to nudes, images of lucid dreams to the disturbing emotions of grief.

In September of 2015, I relocated from Philadelphia, PA to Sarasota, FL. I became so enamored with this beautiful area, I knew I needed to focus my creativity on a subject matter that I associated with it. I honed my focus on the American flamingo. The American flamingo has a more intense pink to orange color that I find myself fascinated with. The flamingo, in general for me, brings to mind a sense of joy and peace coupled with pure love. They're such beautiful creatures and a pleasure to study that I wanted to create these works in a fun and minimalistic manner.

Most of my art listings are Giclee prints. I use a professional Giclee printing shop. My Giclee prints are TRUE Giclee. Being thus, they are slightly more expensive than cheap, desktop prints. With the same proper care that you would give an original watercolor painting, they will last just as long as the original.
In giclee printing, no screen or other mechanical devices are used and therefore there is no visible dot screen pattern. The image has all the tonalities and hues of the original painting. Giclee (pronounced Zhee-Clay) is a French term meaning to spray. However, it is NOT the same as a standard printer and is much larger. Giclee prints are a little over a metre wide and are often affectionately referred to as a “knitting machine” as they look very similar.

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Last updated on October 13, 2016
Welcome to my shop! May my work bring you joy!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If a piece arrives to you damaged in shipping, I will work through that to assure your complete satisfaction,
Shipping is an expensive and necessary part of being able to get my work to you. In order to have it arrive safely, I insist on proper mailing procedures. Unfortunately, I've found that this isn't as inexpensive as I'd like. I apologize for that, but I have no control over shipping costs. I prefer using UPS service for most of my pieces.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you're purchasing a limited edition print, I will ask for a week in order to have the print finished for you because I work in limited quantities. However, I can supply larger orders at a discount.
If this is a piece that you would like to be framed (and it is not already) I will ask that you allow me time to have the piece framed, a typical turnaround time can be 14-18 days before I am able to get it shipped out to you. I ask for your patience in this matter due to the fact that most of my pieces are not already pre framed.
Thank you!

I'm not a professional photographer and do my best to photograph my pieces. I apologize for occasionally, having my image reflected in glass. I assure you that what you'll receive will be even nicer in person!

More information

Last updated on Sep 14, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Yes, I can paint and create custom orders depending upon the subject and amount of time involved.

Sizing details

Yes, I can have a piece sized by the printer that I work with.

Gift wrapping and packaging

I typically don't offer gift wrapping, but I can entertain the possibility.

Wholesale availability

I can offer wholesale pieces but only in special cases and for certain pieces.