Born in 1967, Ward is an artist and writer based in the South West of England. Born inYorkshire, he studied fine art at Sheffield before moving to Exeter to study Illustration and Graphic Design at Exeter College of Art. Experimentation is at the heart of Ward’s painting. Working predominantly in oils his canvases take on other-worldly textures with the addition of mixed media and materials he may find from everyday life. By excluding background detail emphasis therefore is placed on the main subject of the composition. Also a sculptor, photographer and published novelist, these other disciplines influence the structure of his work. Ward is a passionate advocate of the creative arts and has exhibited both in the UK and overseas. He is a Chair of the Exeter-based arts for health charity, Magic Carpet.