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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


Studies for the Soul New Paintings of a Spiritual Nature, starting in late 2022.
Haiku Small paintings reflecting simple truths, with connections to nature (sort of)
Paintings for Our Time Paintings created during the period of the Covid-19 Pandemic (April 2020 - ?)
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.
Abstracts In the fall of 2013, I began painting abstract pieces.


The Cloister on February 7, 2023

Coming Soon
Studies for the Soul: Abstracts by Ford P. R. McLain. Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15 at Earthshot Project, 323 Hamilton Street, Albany, NY.

Coffee Cup
I am a horrible salesman/marketer of my own art, but I have a coffee cup (also available as a t-shirt).

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