Anne Ward is dedicated to creating paintings that inspire rooms. She loves to make paintings that create calm, provide hope and resonate with enthusiasm. Anne always dreamed of becoming a painter and decided to pursue painting after working for a Hollywood writer/director on several films. It was while living in France that Anne discovered the thrill of painting outdoors with an easel and returned home fully devoted to the pursuit of painting. Anne is primarily self taught and has been painting and showing her work for the past 20 years. Anne is an Artist Member of the California Art Club and the Oil Painters of America. Her paintings reside in many private collections. Plein Air magazine and the periodical 101 Contemporary Painters have profiled Anne’s work. She lives and paints in Los Angeles with her husband, writer/painter Ian Roberts.
Artist statement: For my last several solo shows, I have been inspired by the transitional and transformative nature of light. I often title the paintings based on the specific time of day they were painted. I’m endlessly curious about light, pattern and color. It fascinates me beyond words. Many of the small still life paintings are created in my kitchen in the quiet time before dawn often using fruits and vegetables which we have grown in our garden. I find that painting in this early morning window of time, before my children and the city are awake, reconnects me to a reservoir of stillness and fosters an appreciation for nature.
Education UCLA, BA History
Teacher: Joseph Mendez
Landscape workshops with Daniel Pinkham
Still Life Workshop with Peggi Kroll Roberts
Artist Member, California Art Club
Artist Member, Oil Painters of America