[Artist Works]

Erin Ward

Erin Ward

Working from memory, Erin Ward uses the landscape as a starting point. She then lets the process of painting itself take over until it forms the response that she is after. Erin paints in an energetic, semi-abstract way using a limited palette; often mixing the colours directly onto the canvas, using rags, palette knives and sometimes her fingers, building up the paint from transparent washes to thick impasto in focal areas.

Erin did an Art Foundation course at Blackpool College of Art and then went onto to do a BA Hons Fine Art degree at Northumbria University. Her work has been exhibited in the UK and abroad.

Biography


Erin Ward

Statement:

My recent series of works are inspired from visits to coastal regions, particularly the East Coast, Cornwall, and Norfolk, spending time walking the coastal paths. Areas where the sea meets the land and rivers, where salt water meets fresh water are a fascination. Hard rock against water, the meeting of two extremes. Light and weather also play an important part in my work.Working from memory, Erin uses the landscape as a starting point for a painting. She then lets the process of painting itself take over until it forms the response that she is after. Erin paints in an energetic, semi-abstract way using a limited palette; often mixing the colours directly onto the canvas, using rags, palette knives and sometimes her fingers, building up the paint from transparent washes to thick impasto in focal areas.

Erin has exhibited in the UK and abroad, with work being held in private collections in the UK and Cyprus.
Education:

Art Foundation at Blackpool College of Art
BA Hons Fine Art at Northumbria University.


Selected Exhibitions:

2017 Spring Show, Beside The Wave, Cornwall
2017 The Chelsea Art Fair, London
2017 The Affordable Art Fair, Bristol
2016 Beside The Wave London
2013 -15 Zillah Bell Gallery, North Yorkshire
2009 -15 Porthminster Gallery, St Ives
2010 -12 Art for Youth North, York
2010 -12 Pinkfoot Gallery, Norfolk
2009 -12 Hadfield Fine Art, Glous
2010 -11 Headingly Arts Trail, West Yorkshire
2010 The Bowery, Leeds
2009 -10 Leeds Art Fair, Leeds
2008 -09 GNAS, Ripon Cathedral
2008 -09 Ramsgill Studio, North Yorkshire
1989 Sylvia Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus


Awards:

Best Newcomer 2009 Leeds Art Fair

Beside The WaveBeside The Wave

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