Kevin Ford is a stone sculptor and artist based in Leicestershire, UK. Kevin was born into a British medical family in Germany and gave up art in favour of science to follow in his family’s tradition.
He won a place to read science at Cambridge University but decided it wasn’t for him. Instead, he switched to Anthropology and began his long journey back towards art. On leaving University, Kevin had a very successful forty year career as an entrepreneur, in both social and commercial worlds.
He started stone carving five years ago by attending a workshop run by maverick Welsh sculptor Jon Sait in a tiny village in the mountains of Aragon, Spain. Carving stone, working by reduction and in three dimensions all seemed natural to him. Kevin is fascinated by curves and the tension between the elements of a sculpture that bring it to life. He has worked with alabaster, soapstone, onyx, marble and Kilkenny Blue Limestone.
Kevin is currently working on several private commissions some of which are outdoor site specific, others are smaller indoor pieces.