John Ward - The Artist
National award-winning Kentucky artist, John L. Ward, is known for his artistic talent and ability to capture on canvases the movements and expressions unique to his subject matter. A self-taught artist, John paints in a variety of mediums including oil, watercolor, color pencil, marker mixed media, and graphite.
John Ward is a true Kentucky artist, living and working in the heart of the bluegrass state. John finds inspiration for his pictures from Kentucky's beautiful scenery and his life experiences. From horses, farms, wildlife, nature, and more, John's artwork features real sites and locations.
John began releasing prints in 1995. His work is distributed through his website and online stores, galleries, catalogs, gift shops, and art shows. John has exhibited at many juried shows both on state and national levels. His print, Masters of the Forest, won national acclaim and was reproduced into posters and distributed to schools and universities throughout the United States and Canada. In addition, John's work has graced numerous covers of sporting catalogs and magazines. John's artwork was also selected in the design process for the 2001 Kentucky State Quarter. His work is included in both private and corporate collections.
Professionally, John is a member of the Winchester Art Guild, an Associate Member of the American Academy of Equine Art, a juried member of the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen, and a juried member of the Oil Painters of America.
John Ward's Professional Resume