Frequently asked questions are listed below. Please contact us using the contact form.


  • Why is John L. Ward's art unique?
    John is a self-taught artist who paints local scenes relatable to all audiences. He is known for his artistic talent and ability to capture on canvases the movements and expressions unique to his subject matter. He paints in a variety of mediums and creates exceptionally detailed realism artwork. John's artwork is meticulously painted with each brushstroke, resulting in hundreds of hours per piece. His paintings are so realistic that many have thought they were photographs.

    John's artwork has received many awards and recognition. A few of John's career highlights include contributing to the design of the Kentucky State Quarter and having the honor of being commissioned by more than 60 organizations to create one-of-a-kind artwork for a variety of purposes.

    In addition, John's art business is family centered with John as the artist, his wife (Susan) managing the business, and his daughter (Courtney) managing the website, social media, and marketing.

    For more information, please visit John's Biography and Professional Resume.


  • Does the print arrive framed or unframed?
    The product listing is for the print only and is unframed.

  • Will the watermark appear on the print?
    No. The watermark is for digital purposes only and will not appear on the print.

  • What size is the print?
    Print sizes vary based on image. We provide a close/approximate size estimate (in inches). We suggest to wait to purchase a frame/mat until you receive the print and can confirm sizing with the frame.
  • Can a print be enlarged?
    Yes, in some cases it is possible to order a larger size of the print. This would be a custom order. We will need to know the print name and dimensions. Please contact us to discuss.
  • How do I frame the print?
    Once received, we suggest carefully unrolling your print and laying flat before framing. We suggest framing with non-glare glass. Do not hang your print in direct sunlight as this will cause fading.

  • Do you personalize orders?
    Yes, John will do limited order personalization (e.g. To: Recipient Name, From: John Ward). Please indicate your personalization in the "notes/comments" box on the order page.

  • Do I have copyright or licensing rights if I purchase a print, purchase an original, or commission an original?
    No. Unless specifically outlined and agreed to within a signed contract, John retains all copyright and licensing rights to his prints and originals.

    © 1995-2024 COPYRIGHT: All artwork and images on this site are the exclusive property of John L. Ward and are protected under the United States and International Copyright laws. The artwork may not be reproduced, redistributed (either in whole or in part), copied, transmitted, or manipulated without the written permission of John L. Ward. Purchase of a print or original painting DOES NOT transfer the copyrights. Any unauthorized reproduction or commercial use is in violation of copyright law. All rights reserved.
  • How will my item be shipped?
    We ship throughout the United States. We typically use USPS for shipping. Once shipped, you will be notified via email or text (assuming you entered one or both contact routes in the order form) with the tracking information. In general, most orders are fulfilled within 1-2 business days, and delivered within 2-3 business days after shipping.

  • How will my item arrive?
    Your print will be carefully packed and shipped in a hard tube. Once you receive your print, carefully unroll your print and lay flat before framing. 

Wholesale Distributors and Licensing

  • Do you sell your work to wholesalers?
    Yes, we frequently work with wholesalers. Please contact us for availability and pricing.

  • Do you license your artwork?
    Yes. I license my artwork. Please contact us to discuss licensing arrangements.

  • How do I license your artwork?
    All of John Ward's images are copyright protected and may not be reproduced unless an explicit, defined agreement is developed and agreed to by all parties involved, including John L. Ward. Please contact us if interested in licensing John Ward's images. We are interested in partnering with you to license John's work.