Paintings by Robert Ward
A Snapshot intro
I live with my wife Gina in Pembrokeshire, Wales, but was born and raised in the old heavily industrial "Black Country" of the West Midlands (so named because of its once heavy layers of grime during Victorian times) its inhabited by some of the nicest people you could ever meet.
I have painted and drawn since my earliest days and am completely self taught, I never really had any opportunity or inclination to take instruction, instead I first learned the simple basic rules of Oil painting, fat over lean etc, and most important how to mix paint without turning it into mud, thus loosing the brilliance the paint gives, a brilliance that's not very fashionable today, but hey, its my way or nothing!
Sold and exhibited quite a lot in the seventies to early nineties, then gave it up for a good few years in order to do other things, only restarting when I retired a few years ago.
The paintings cover a wide range of subjects, normally things that interest me at the time, all are in oil and generally illustrative.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have.
Rob Ward 2015