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Ford P R McLain

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The artwork of Ford P. R. McLain, including items for sale.

Ford P R McLain


Ford P. R. McLain 
Ford P. R. McLain is a primitive-abstract painter living in Albany, New York. He is both a descendent of Italian immigrants and a son of the American Revolution. His influences include Paul Gauguin (his gateway painter), painters of the New York School of the 1940s and 1950s (Gorky, deKooning, Frankenthaler, Pollock, Mitchell, Kline, et al.), jazz musicians Charles Mingus and Miles Davis, playwright Sam Shepard, and filmmakers David Lynch and Stanley Kubrick. He began as a primitive painter, but in late 2013 McLain moved into abstract painting. Many of McLain’s paintings contain themes of spiritual liberation through the nexus of creativity and sexuality, as well as the collaboration between a painter and his muses. McLain’s main approach to a...


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Albany, NY
United States


The Fog of Love This series may take a while. Enjoy.
Darkness Visible New Paintings, using squeegee and other implements, starting in Spring 2023. Title inspired by William Styron's memoir of madness.
Studies for the Soul New Paintings of a Spiritual Nature, starting in late 2022, inspired by contemplations and meditations on art and the soul.
Photographs Photographs Taken With A New Camera - All Black and White
Paintings for Our Time Paintings created during the period of the Covid-19 Pandemic (April 2020 - October 2022)
The Crimson Muse Paintings and other work inspired by my Crimson Muse.
Coffee Time! Paintings about Metaphysics
Soul Trip A series of paintings about a road trip of sorts.
The Red Series Painted in the summer of 2017, using oils and mixed media, this is a new direction for my primitive abstract art.
Nuova Musa, Nuove Visioni Una nuova galleria dedicata di gratitudine verso una nuova ispirazione artistica.
Unavailable Pieces Pieces that are unavailable for sale.
Il Pittore Photographs of the Painter in his natural environment, done with an LG Android Prism II.


A Cat and Her Painter
Photo by LFM, composition and editing by FPRM (8/9/23).

Art In Progress
In the background you can see the lower left corner of a big piece. While it dries a little I can work on smaller pieces on a table top easel. The coffee is SF Bay French Roast with chicory added by the painter.

In the Studio
July 17, 2023

Time for a Big Painting
...which will be called "Adoration". This should take a while.

Coming Soon: The Fog of Love
A new painting series will be started this summer: The Fog of Love - Ford P R McLain ( .

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