Stephen Ford’s dynamic paintings offer a unique interpretation of the animal kingdom, exploring our relationship to animals and wildlife. His latest work explores “human encroachment on the environment and animal as consumable objects." A variety of about 20 different spray paints are used on each piece, as well as oil paint applied in glazes, working on a deliberately flat and impenetrable grey background to remove any sense of context. He also alters the application of some of the paint using hands, paper towels, a blade or a ruler. Stephen received his Masters from Central St Martins College of Art in 2010. Based in Hertfordshire, he has sold his work across the south of England and donates a percentage of his profits to environmental charities.