The Gift of Art Exhibition has been an amazing run! And, to make it even better, we’re offering the entire exhibition on-line. Meet the artists, and view and shop their work, RIGHT HERE! You’re welcome to visit us and see the show in person but, if you can’t make it, we totally understand. There’s no reason for you to miss out on Detroit’s wonderful creators like Izaiah Ford below….
SOLD!!! — Izaiah Ford. Connected to Vivid Culture, 2020. 18″ x 24″ Mixed media on paper, framed. $400
Born on Detroit’s west side, Izaiah Ford turned to art as a way to cope with life’s pressures. As a youth, his interest was sparked by a talented uncle; he used to sit and just watch him create. From there, he knew he wanted to find a voice to help people from a visual standpoint.
Izaiah draws, paints, and is a constant student of anatomy. At times, he uses geometry and history to convey multi-layered stories of culture and triumph. Other times, he seeks to spread happiness and light through the brilliant bursts of his abstract paintings. His goal is that his art will help to guide people through dark moments, to make a spiritual connection – particularly with those in his community – and shed light and hope.
Izaiah has completed programs with Cass Tech, General Motors designing cars, and art programs for murals under the Northwest Activity Center. He is a core participant in the Detroit Fine Arts Breakfast Club, and has taken part in two shows at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Izaiah Ford. Art Expression, 2020. 11″ x 15″ Mixed media on paper, framed. $200
“What I hope that people gain from my art is a sense of sensibility. A way to cope, open up, and be unafraid. Really transforming their self within their self to become greater each day. I encourage people to keep your spirits up, stay positive, maintain good energy and always be good to everyone around you. Keep prayers every day and if you can, keep yourself away from any negative energies in life. The biggest lesson I’ve learned from doing my art is the connections, seeing how much joy it can bring so many others. It really makes me happy to see so many other people smile from what we’re doing every day as artists.” — Izaiah Ford
Izaiah Ford. Story Of Time, 2020. 30″ x 40″ Acrylic on canvas. $400
Izaiah Ford. A Walk With Classics, 2020. 8″ x 10″ Graphite on paper, framed. $100
Contact Irwin House Gallery to inquire about or purchase any of these works of art: 313.932.7690 or firstname.lastname@example.org.