the paintings of michael ward

posted by the scholar on January 15th, 2009
filed under: art, artists, paintings

i am truly enjoying these well done realistic works in acrylic from california artist michael ward. michael dedicated a good deal of time in the 1970’s roving around southern california and taking photographs, which resulted in this ongoing series of walkabout pieces. since the pulse and landscape of the area has evolved and changed over the years, many of these scenes no longer exist, and the once banal subjects take on a surprising and new nostalgic meaning. i just love the earnest quality about them, not to mention the appealing pops of color and pristine detailing (especially in the vintage fonts). and let’s not forget the light either.

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see more and contact michael on his website, and purchase select prints of his work right here.


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