Saturday, 5 May 2012

Rod Ward, club member profile

This month's spotlight is on Rod Ward.

Rod qualified as an architect at Leeds College of Art in the 1960s, but ceased to practice in the 1970s, due to a lack of creative freedom in his profession, and turned to publishing and writing. He took up painting again in 2002, joining three art societies within reach of his home in Monk Fryston. He now works in acrylic, ink, gouache, watercolour and oil. He exhibits and sells his artwork regularly and he has carried out a number of commissions for clients; mostly houses, boats and book illustrations.
Rod is a member of the York & District SAA, Selby Art Society and Monk Fryston Art Club. Rod used to run the art world website until pressure of work made it impossible to keep it updated, so the website is currently out of use.

Grass Wood (near Grassington)

A Tidy Mind

Leeds Warehouse

Gone Potting

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Coming Home

Bridlington Lifeboat

Under Crown Point Bridge, Leeds

Monk Fryston aerial view circa 1990
Country Life

Robin Hood's Bay
Piccadilly Circus

Tetley's brewery dray

Under The Liner

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Monk Fryston Art club, 30th April, Free Painting

A free painting week which is probably as well due to the upcoming exhibition, June 5th at Monk Fryston Hall.

There will be over a 100 paintings on display, each available for purchase covering a wide range of mediums and the hall will be holding its own celebration of The Queen's Jubilee , so well worth a visit that day.

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Enjoy, I'm sure you will agree there is certainly a wide range of styles, subjects and mediums, something for everyone.