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Mike Ward

There has been plenty of time to reflect this past year (2020/21) hasn’t there?

As a kid, I found simple joy just being outside and I found the time! I’d often try to capture my experiences using art and film photography. But that was too many years ago. I’d almost forgotten.

Then came responsibilities. Like many young folk I was uncertain which way to turn. But, heeding advice I dropped art for a language, science and maths. Well, the advice got me fully employed until retirement and to the best place in the world; Yorkshire!

Whilst working, I occasionally found time to paint but my day to day drivers were not art based, so I usually buried any creativity. Many other priorities came between me and my brushes.

Now I’m retired and I have rediscovered through cycling the pull of the outdoors, which in turn has rekindled my creative side. This time with the benefit of a lifetime of experiences to help me start to experiment. The recent restrictions have been kind to cycling. Sitting in a car is like sitting on your sofa – I might see something that attracts me on the screen in front, but the exprience lacks depth, interaction, a simple hello, I drive far, far less these days.

I mainly paint in oils on canvas. Some of my paints were 40 years old in the tube when I started painting again. I have replenished my stock since! I don’t have a studio, but a box room suits just fine. I am delighted to try new ways to paint that pull me away from my initial style.

I paint landscapes and portraits (although not live sitting – as yet). I console myself that the best used a camera obscura, ha ha!. Yorkshire landscapes play with the clouds to make, for me the perfect images. Who needs blue skies all of the time?

Some images about me

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"Progress. Always being open to the new, but valuing what I've tried before."
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Mike Ward's art

    Bluebelliferous
    Original SOLD

    Bluebelliferous

    Artist: Mike Ward
    Status: Sold
    Prints: Not available
    Autumn explosion in Adel Woods
    Original SOLD

    Autumn explosion in Adel Woods

    Artist: Mike Ward
    Status: Sold
    Prints: Not available

    Missing the Shower!

    Artist: Mike Ward
    Status: Unavailable
    Prints: Not available
    Wessenden
    Original SOLD

    Wessenden

    Artist: Mike Ward
    Status: Sold
    Prints: Not available
    Autumn at Hebden Bridge Moorings.
    Original SOLD

    Autumn at Hebden Bridge Moorings.

    Artist: Mike Ward
    Status: Sold
    Prints: Not available

    Stairfoot Snow 2

    Artist: Mike Ward
    Status: Available
    Prints: Not available
    Price: £190
    How to buy: Buy on Yorkshire Art

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snowscape
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peace
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Bluebelliferous
Original SOLD

Bluebelliferous

Artist: Mike Ward
Status: Sold
Prints: Not available
Autumn explosion in Adel Woods
Original SOLD

Autumn explosion in Adel Woods

Artist: Mike Ward
Status: Sold
Prints: Not available

Missing the Shower!

Artist: Mike Ward
Status: Unavailable
Prints: Not available
Wessenden
Original SOLD

Wessenden

Artist: Mike Ward
Status: Sold
Prints: Not available
Autumn at Hebden Bridge Moorings.
Original SOLD

Autumn at Hebden Bridge Moorings.

Artist: Mike Ward
Status: Sold
Prints: Not available

Stairfoot Snow 2

Artist: Mike Ward
Status: Available
Prints: Not available
Price: £190
How to buy: Buy on Yorkshire Art

Autumn explosion 1

Artist: Mike Ward
Status: Available
Prints: Not available
Price: £190
How to buy: Buy on Yorkshire Art
Sunset at Seahouses
Original SOLD

Sunset at Seahouses

Artist: Mike Ward
Status: Sold
Prints: Not available

High Road to Grassington

Artist: Mike Ward
Status: Available
Prints: Not available
Price: £200
How to buy: Buy on Yorkshire Art

Stairfoot Snow

Artist: Mike Ward
Status: Available
Prints: Not available
Price: £190
How to buy: Buy on Yorkshire Art
‘Blossomfest’
Original SOLD

'Blossomfest'

Artist: Mike Ward
Status: Sold
Prints: Not available

Summer evening haze towards the Crag

Artist: Mike Ward
Status: Available
Prints: Not available
Price: £120
How to buy: Buy on Yorkshire Art
Kate’s Magical Place – The Cow and Calf
Original SOLD

Kate's Magical Place - The Cow and Calf

Artist: Mike Ward
Status: Sold
Prints: Not available
Nab Water Lane.
Original SOLD

Nab Water Lane.

Artist: Mike Ward
Status: Sold
Prints: Not available
Knaresborough
Original SOLD

Knaresborough

Artist: Mike Ward
Status: Sold
Prints: Not available

The Crag towards Otley.

Artist: Mike Ward
Status: Available
Prints: Not available
Price: £175
How to buy: Buy on Yorkshire Art

The Crag from Weardley

Artist: Mike Ward
Status: Available
Prints: Not available
Price: £160
How to buy: Buy on Yorkshire Art

The Crag from Castley.

Artist: Mike Ward
Status: Available
Prints: Not available
Price: £170
How to buy: Buy on Yorkshire Art

Unnatural Landscape

Artist: Mike Ward
Status: Available
Prints: Not available
Price: £100
How to buy: Buy on Yorkshire Art

A valley walk in the Cairngorms

Artist: Mike Ward
Status: Available
Prints: Not available
Price: £80
How to buy: Buy on Yorkshire Art
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"Progress. Always being open to the new, but valuing what I've tried before."
Connection to Yorkshire

Mike Ward's art

    Bluebelliferous
    Original SOLD

    Bluebelliferous

    Artist: Mike Ward
    Status: Sold
    Prints: Not available
    Autumn explosion in Adel Woods
    Original SOLD

    Autumn explosion in Adel Woods

    Artist: Mike Ward
    Status: Sold
    Prints: Not available

    Missing the Shower!

    Artist: Mike Ward
    Status: Unavailable
    Prints: Not available
    Wessenden
    Original SOLD

    Wessenden

    Artist: Mike Ward
    Status: Sold
    Prints: Not available
    Autumn at Hebden Bridge Moorings.
    Original SOLD

    Autumn at Hebden Bridge Moorings.

    Artist: Mike Ward
    Status: Sold
    Prints: Not available

    Stairfoot Snow 2

    Artist: Mike Ward
    Status: Available
    Prints: Not available
    Price: £190
    How to buy: Buy on Yorkshire Art

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    "Progress. Always being open to the new, but valuing what I've tried before."
    Connection to Yorkshire