WARD, Mark

1951 - ?

Mark Ward

Born Mark R. Ward was educated at Manchester College of Art and Design graduating in 1971 with a B.A. (hons) in Product Design and lived in Africa during the 1970's. He moved to Halesworth, Suffolk about 1995 drawn there by the abundance of birds, the year-round music at Aldeburgh and Snape, and the beauty of the coast itself. Ward's paintings all relate to the natural world most being developed from experiences of landscapes and creatures locally, or in exotic climes. Just as East Anglian artists from Gainsborough to Grayson Perry have found and perceived low art materials, so does Mark interpret nature. He constructs stage sets in his Suffolk studio, using paper, string, clay and all sorts of rescued items. These are closely observed and painted using acrylic. The sets are lit to create drama and emphasise the nature of the construction materials. Mark has exhibited in London, New York, Italy and across England and exhibited at the Ipswich Art Society from Tyndale, Ubbeston Green, Halesworth, Suffolk in 2006, an oil 'Song from Swallow Tale' and a pastel 'Garden Path'. He donated a work to the 'Westhall Secret Postcard Auction' in 2013 'Baby Penguin' followed by an acrylic 'Bush Baby'. www.markwardart.co.uk

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