Artists > Gregory Ward HDFA
While at art school and for a long time afterwards, I worked exclusively from direct observation, but eventually I found that this way of working didn't allow me to fully explore other ideas and themes that I wanted to discuss in my paintings and I began to develop my 'constructed ' work. These constructed paintings begin from a different premise, usually as a particular mood or as a set of emotions that I want to convey, whereas the work from direct observation are mainly concerned with formal ideas.
When I paint from direct observation, I know that the things I have seen will eventually feed back int my other paintings, thus making the two areas necessary and inseparable.
1983 HDFA Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London.
1981 Diploma in Painting, Byam Shaw School of Art
1976 Teaching Certificate. Froebel Institute
2000 to present Visiting Tutor, The Pince's Drawing School, London
1993 to present P/T painting tutor (senior lecturer) Canterbury Christ Church University
1987 to present Associate Lecturer, Byam Shaw, UAL
Awards and exhibitions
Ernest Jackson Memorial Award
Boise Travelling Scholarship
Elizabeth Greenshield Foundation Award
My main area of research is the paintings that I produce in my London studio, also I am currently involved researching 'Three Paintings by Cezanne' (unpublished work quoted in the National Gallery Bulletin).
2007 'Out With In' Group show, La Galleria, Pall Mall, London
2005 'Christmas Exhibition, Browse & Darby, Cork Street, London
'The Discerning Eye', Mall Galleries, London
Group Show U7 Gallery, Peckham, London
Drawing Exhibition, Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury
2002 Group Show, Clandeboy, Belfast
2001 Group Show, Chateau de Balleroy (Normandy, France)
1999 'The Importance of Drawing', (from Old Master to the 20th century).