Stephen Ward

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Stephen Ward

Stephen Ward is a Durham-based artist working in watercolour. Originally from the south east he headed north to study Fine Art at Newcastle University, fell in love with the area and stayed on! Since graduating he has continued to pursue his passion for painting and drawing most recently taking the landscapes and townscapes of the north east as his subject matter.

He has exhibited at the Royal Cambrian Academy and was a prize winner at the South Tyneside Open. His work is included in many private collections including that of Bill Bryson and he has carried out commissioned work for the TUC.

‘My main objective while working is to stay true to the initial inspiration for the painting and to preserve the immediacy and transparency of the medium.’

Stephen’s paintings are created by overlaying transparent washes of colour on to acid free watercolour papers. He uses both on–the-spot sketches and photographs as source material for the finishes works