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Ray Ward

Photo of Ray WardBorn in Courtney, BC, Ray took an early interest in art, often painting and drawing in his free time after school. He moved to North Vancouver in 1988 to attend the commercial art program at Capilano College, and upon graduation, worked as a free lance illustrator for a brief period before changing his focus to fine art. In addition to his college training, Ray completed the Federation of Canadian Artists Foundation program and began showing his work as an active member. In the spring of 2000 he received his signature status (Associate Member).

Working primarily in oils, Ray enjoys painting the rugged beauty of our west coast landscape, local and European street scenes, cityscapes, and marine subjects. Light, texture, colour and contrast play important roles in the images he creates, and he likes experimenting with different surfaces and techniques to find ways of more expressive interpretations.

Ray and his wife, Heidi travel frequently and they have visited Australia, Europe, South East Asia and Central and South America. He finds travel an important stimulus for growth and inspiration in his work, through visiting art galleries, museums and experiencing other cultures. He and Heidi reside in North Vancouver, living in the centre of a living landscape that offers new material for canvases everyday.



Ray Ward: Door # 5 Ray Ward: Door  # 4 Ray Ward: Breaking Sky on the Parkway
Door # 5
12 x 9 in.   Oil on board
Door # 4
12 x 9 in.   Oil on board
Breaking Sky on the Parkway
10 x 10 in.   Oil on canvas
Ray Ward: October Skies Ray Ward: May Sky Reflected, Hansen Meadows, Cape Scott Ray Ward: Leaning to the Light Study
October Skies
12 x 24 in.   Oil on canvas
May Sky Reflected, Hansen Meadows, Cape Scott
12 x 24 in.   Oil on canvas
Leaning to the Light Study
8 x 10 in.   Oil on board
Ray Ward: Malaspina Formations Ray Ward: Along the Riverbed Ray Ward: Trois Amis
Malaspina Formations
8 x 6 in.   Oil on board
Along the Riverbed
20 x 24 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Trois Amis
18 x 24 in.   Oil on board
Ray Ward: Arbutus Ray Ward: Autumn Brook Ray Ward: Colours of the Cote d'Azure
Arbutus
16 x 12 in.   Oil on board
Autumn Brook
10 x 8 in.   Oil on board
Colours of the Cote d'Azure
18 x 24 in.   Oil on canvas
Ray Ward: Cafe Provence Ray Ward: A French Street Ray Ward: Afternoon Walk, West Vancouver
Cafe Provence
16 x 24 in.   Oil on canvas
A French Street
16 x 12 in.   Oil on canvas
Afternoon Walk, West Vancouver
24 x 18 in.   Oil on board
Ray Ward: Last Light, West Vancouver Ray Ward: Jumbled Driftwood Ray Ward: Evening Calm
Last Light, West Vancouver
8 x 15 in.   Acrylic on board
Jumbled Driftwood
11 x 14 in.   Oil on canvas   
Evening Calm
6 x 8 in.   oil on copper   
Ray Ward: Winter Marsh, Dead Oaks Ray Ward: Pond in Spring Ray Ward: Blue Clouds
Winter Marsh, Dead Oaks
12 x 9 in.   Oil on Panel
Pond in Spring
8 x 10 in.   Oil on Panel
Blue Clouds
8 x 10 in.   Oil on Panel
Ray Ward: Last Leaves
Last Leaves
12 x 9 in.   Oil on Panel

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