a lot of painters aren't sokeen on just painting a set of forks.... can anyone recommend someone who does and does a good job?
I had Spectrum Powderworks paint the fork on my Vamoots RSL, and they were great to work with. There are lots of painters that should be willing to paint just a fork—Velocolour and Circle-A come to mind. That said, if you are trying to color-match a frame, at a minimum you will probably need to send them the frame (I did that with Coat to have a fork painted to match a Vanilla frame. Coat was great to work with too, but I'm not sure if they will just paint a fork out of the blue).
I will revive this thread because I found a great painter in Michigan. I just had an Easton carbon fork painted to match a DeSalvo 10th anniversary frame. I was told about West End Body shop in Grand Rapids, MI by the local "bike powder coater" and the guy matched the powder coat perfectly and charged me $60. He prepped the fork, put base color on and clear coat for $60. Looks like a factory paint job. I gave him a tip because I felt like I was robbing him at that price.
I wouldn't hesitate to contact local body shops in your area. I figured the area under the crown would have orange peel and other uglies but it looks great.