Letter from John Ward RA CBE (1917 – 2007)
“The greatest thing a human soul ever does is to see something and tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think, but thousands can think for one who can see. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion — all in one.
You do have an eye and can see. Bless you.”
Art is a language of self expression contained within the reach of one’s technical skills and sensitivity. I journey towards extending and deepening that reach, travelling with no destination, expectation or intent of arrival. My pieces are simply the crystallisation of moments travelled – reflecting learning and my sense of natures beauty and human sensitivity.
My thanks go to The Florence Academy, London Academy of Representational Art (LARA) and Camberwell for my formal training and to those artist/teachers (most notably Karn Holly and Martin Yeoman) for showing me how they ‘see’.
However…..they are just a few of the ingredients.
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