FIRST BLUSH: SPRING COLLECTION 11 FEB – 11 JUNE 2022
ERIN WARD | NEW WORKS
Yorkshire-based painter Erin Ward is passionate about the mark-making processes she employs to express the raw elemental nature of the light, seas, and weather of Cornwall in her coastal landscapes. Ward’s previous collections of work have been in direct response to time spent walking, absorbing the atmosphere and the energy of this special place. However, notwithstanding the COVID-19 travel restrictions of the past 18-months, Ward has triumphed in creating the present collection of engaging and visceral new works, purely from a strongly rooted ‘memory of place’.
Ward trained at Northumbria University, Newcastle, gaining a BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting. She has exhibited successfully in the UK and abroad, with work being held in many private collections: London; New York; France; Germany; and Cyprus. Erin is an art tutor at Ramsgill Studio, North Yorkshire, and is a Committee Member of Leeds Fine Artists Group.
Note: Ward has been one of the gallery’s permanently represented artists, since 2009.