WARD, Mark

1951 - ?

Mark Ward

Mark R. Ward, was educated at Manchester College of Art and Design, graduating with a B.A. (hons) in Product Design in 1971 and lived in Africa during the 1970s. Mark taught art for many years and was also a product designer and about 1995 he moved to Halesworth, Suffolk being drawn there by the abundance of birds, the year-round music at Aldeburgh Festival and Snape Maltings, and the beauty of the coast. Ward's paintings all relate to the natural world, most being developed from experiences of the local landscape and creatures, or in exotic climes. He constructs stage sets in his Suffolk studio, using paper, string, clay and many sorts of rescued items which 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 including locally at the Waterfront Gallery Ipswich; Ferini Gallery, Pakefield; Buckenham Galleries, Southwold and, at the Ipswich Art Society from Tyndale, Ubbeston Green, Halesworth 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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