PHILIP WARD


My paintings are still moments which are acquired on the move, from glimpses out of train windows, in rear-view mirrors, or early sunlight in a glade or reflections in plate-glass windows or gas stations at dusk. These moments are embodied but not depicted.


I am seeking arrangements of colour of a particular precision, for a particular moment that I have seen and noted.
The biography of my travels allows me to make decisions about the visual effects before my eyes, but otherwise remains unknown. Painting is all about making visual decisions. In this way my painting comes from the world around me. I paint with acrylics on stretched canvas, acrylics on found wood, and with watercolours on hand-made paper.