W. David Ward

Born in West Yorkshire, England, David immigrated to Canada in 1977. In 1985 and 1986 he studied Graphic Design at George Brown College, then embarked on a career in commercial art. He freelanced as a designer for two years and created book cover illustrations for a number of major publishing companies, among them, Penguin and Viking Press. Despite early successes, Ward left the world of commercial art behind in October 1988, when he moved to the artist colony of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, to concentrate on his own art full-time.

The artist's thirty year career has been shaped by his extensive travels. He is known primarily for painting the more remote corners of North America: from the windswept coastline of British Columbia to maritime outposts in the east, the American Southwest and Canadian Arctic. In late 2012, the Royal Canadian Mint selected one of David's arctic landscape designs for a limited series of 1 Kilogram, gold and silver, investment coins. These are the latest in a collection of large format coins, which include 'The Spirit of Haida Gwaii,' by Bill Reid. Although David's paintings depict a wide range of subjects, the arctic has been a major theme since 1990. His work can be found in numerous private, corporate and public collections, including:

The Gail Art Museum, Seoul South Korea; The Vancouver Maritime Museum; The Provincial Art Gallery in St. John's Newfoundland; The Manx National Gallery and the Government of Ontario.

In December 2013, a collection of the artist's short stories, and related images (paintings and photographs), were published in the UK by Lily Publications. The first edition of Time Enough: An Amoral Tale, is now almost sold out. Though it is not presently available in book shops in Canada, it can be found at select Waterstones locations in the UK, and online, through the publisher and amazon.com.

Available artwork: 
Dreaming of Summer by W. David Ward
Dreaming of Summer
Acrylic on Canvas, 10.5 x 12.75
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Lake Side by W. David Ward
Lake Side
Acrylic on Canvas, 10.5 x 12.75
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Pacific Rim by W. David Ward
Pacific Rim
Acrylic on Canvas, 16 x 26
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Dedicated To Art by W. David Ward
Dedicated To Art
Acrylic on Canvas, 20.5 x 12.25
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Stone Beach by W. David Ward
Stone Beach
Acrylic on Canvas, 10.5 x 12.75
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Ocean Light by W. David Ward
Ocean Light
Acrylic on Canvas, 8.5 x 12
Ocean’s Embrace (Tluu) by W. David Ward
Ocean’s Embrace (Tluu)
Acrylic on Canvas, 21 x 15.5
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Morning Tide by W. David Ward
Morning Tide
Acrylic on Canvas, 9 x 12
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Western Promontory by W. David Ward
Western Promontory
Acrylic on Canvas, 10.5 x 13
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Star Child by W. David Ward
Star Child
Acrylic on canvas, 10.5 x 13.5
Loch Gallery, Toronto
April Skies, Cloud Study by W. David Ward
April Skies, Cloud Study
Acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20
Loch Gallery, Toronto
The Bongo Club by W. David Ward
The Bongo Club
Acrylic on Canvas, 7.5 x 12.5
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Westward by W. David Ward
, 6 x 6
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Morning Frost by W. David Ward
Morning Frost
Acrylic on Canvas, 10 x 13
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Morning Air by W. David Ward
Morning Air
, 10 x 13
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Windy Bay – study by W. David Ward
Windy Bay – study
Acrylic on Watercolour Board, 5 x 14
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Art Show by W. David Ward
Art Show
Acrylic on Panel, 15.25 x 11.75
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Blue Wave by W. David Ward
Blue Wave
Acrylic, 17 x 24
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Neon Blue by W. David Ward
Neon Blue
Acrylic, 15 x 26
Loch Gallery, Toronto
And On That Farm... by W. David Ward
And On That Farm...
Acrylic, 16 x 40
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Of Fire and Stone by W. David Ward
Of Fire and Stone
Acrylic on Canvas, 23.5 x 36
W. David Ward
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