— ABOUT —
Art Ward has been working in visual art, photography and graphics for over forty years, the first commercial work was on the simplified Guinness harp logo introduced to the brand in 1968. Work with clients and artists throughout the world, published two books of landscape photography, several calendars and continue to contribute to book publications, magazines and editorials over a wide range of subjects.
Long experience of time bound assignments and contract work allows delivery to set targets and objectives with an holistic, versatile approach covering a wide range of subjects in both photography and graphics. Each piece of work no matter how small or large receives the same personal attention to detail and quality.
Recent work includes: - Photography for ' History of Dublin City University'. Portraiture for the Royal Courts of Justice. Photography for 'Excellence in Northern Ireland'. Photography for 'Diocese of La Crosse' (178 churches in Wisconsin). Visual profile 'Seamus Heaney's Homeplace ' - Tourism Ireland.
On a parallel path Art follows his own creative passion in montage surrealism and figurative artwork. Having an avid interest in local history, heritage and culture, he has, since the mid 90s, researched, written and photographed all content for the website Causeway Coastal Route.
' There are three distinct paths I follow with a camera..... the first revolves around the challenge of capturing in terms of light, perspective and detail, what I see, a reality that is true to my natural vision and captivating to my eye and heart. The second revolves around photo - montage - graphic work which flows in the opposite direction, into the surreal, the world of software manipulation and imagination. The third is figurative work which revolves around spontaneously capturing a living moment, a poise, dance or action that conveys a sense of spirit and place with grace, expression and beauty. '
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