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My Story

Randi Ford is a landscape painter who is inspired by the beauty, life and spirit that exists within nature.  It is her goal to capture the energy and life within the landscape through her flow paintings.
It is her purpose to bring awareness to nature and to bring beauty to others lives.  It brings her joy to be able to meet others, and to have a sense of community and connection through her work.


Randi is a full-time painter capturing the essence of nature within her work.  It is her goal to continue painting, and to travel in order to experience different landscapes  and the life that exists throughout the world. Through her work she wants to spread the peace and love she feels when surrounded by nature to others.



Randi grew up in Sturgis, Michigan surrounded by nature, and now lives in Grand Rapids. She graduated with her B.F.A in 2012 from Grand Valley State University studying illustration and taking a few metals and painting courses. She dove into painting once she graduated and was  inspired by the natural beauty of Lake Michigan and life within it's dunes. It evoked inspiration within her and inspired her to continue to explore new places.


Music and dance are big part of her life as well as painting. She often listens to music while creating her work and its influence can be visually seen in her pieces through their movement. Her paintings feel as if they are dancing and come to life with the patterns and rhythms she creates with her fluid strokes.  Randi is calling her paintings "Flow Paintings" because of the meditative state she gets in while painting which causes her fluid strokes.



Randi's paintings strive to bring attention to the importance of nature and the life that exists outside of our human world. She hopes to positively influence others by bringing beauty, light, love and inspiration to others lives through her work and to create a sense of connection.


Randi has taught 2D Design part-time as an Adjunct Professor at Grand Valley State University. She also has taught workshops at art centers, and helps other young artists grow. 


I show my work at fine art festivals, and through fine art galleries.
269 779 2225


Somebody's Gallery, Petoskey, MI 
Synchronicity Gallery, Glen Arbor, MI
To view her work in person please make an appointment with her directly, visit the galleries, or attend a festival.


Paint Grand Traverse - Crooked Tree Arts 2020


Saugatuck Center for the Arts Award
Waterfront Invitational Art Fair - Saugatuck Douglas Art Club


Cora Bliss Taylor Award  
Waterfront Invitation Art Fair Saugatuck Douglas Art Club
Best Artist Under 30
 The 7th Annual Plein Air Salon - December/January Awards - The Plein Air Magazine
Honorable Mention
 West Michigan Art Competition - Lowell Arts!
Best in Show
Traverse City's Outdoor Art Fair - Crooked Tree Arts
James Boyce Family Award 
Waterfront Invitation Art Fair - Saugatuck Douglas Art Club
Best Customer Service 
UICA Holiday Arts Fair 
Mayor's Award 
Waterfront invitational Art Fair -Saugatuck Douglas Art Club
Best in Show Award 
Art on the Riverfront Fine Arts Show - Gallery Uptown
Poster Contest Award
Art on the Riverfront Fine Arts Show - Gallery Uptown
Merit Award
The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration 
Honorable Mention
 Ad Campaign - Associated Collegiate Press Advertising Awards
1st, 2nd and 3rd place 
Single Ad Award - Michigan Press Association


Harbor Country Magazine
Revue: Arts Issue
Plein Air Magazine 
The American Scholar 
Southwestern Art Magazine


The Magazine for Contemporary Illustration