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Categories --> All Artists A-Z --> WARD, Eric (b1945)


Eric Ward was born in 1945 in St. Ives, Cornwall, where he has lived for most of his life. After leaving school, he worked as a fisherman until 1985 when he became St. Ives Harbour Master.

In 1964 he joined the RNLI as a St. Ives Lifeboatman, was promoted to Coxswain in 1989 and retired after 34 years of service in 2000. Always interested in art, Eric started painting in 1987 at the St. Ives School of Painting.

Since then his work has been shown widely, and he has expanded into etching. In 1996 BBC2 featured Eric’s life, “Oils and Oilskins” on Video Diaries. A year in the making, the programme was acclaimed by The Times.

In January 2003 Halsgrove published a large-format 144-page book including over 100 painting in full colour and entitled Eric Ward’s St. Ives: From His Studio and Beyond.

Eric became a member of the Chelsea Arts club in 1993 and since then he and his wife Karen have frequently visited the club and recall many happy visits.
Eric Ward
In 2003 he took early retirement from the harbourmasters position to concentrate fully on his painting, having retired from the lifeboat three years earlier.

A new book of paintings and drawings with a forward by Alison Bevan, Director of the Penlee House Gallery and Museum in Penzance, Cornwall will be available in May 2013.

We will be offering a complimentary signed edition of Eric's new book (May 2013) with all purchases.

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Brook - a Life Study

Towards West Pier, St Ives

Brook - in my Studio

Waves Crashing off Clodgy - St Ives

Calm Water, St Ives

Lamorna Stream

Munnings House, Lamorna

Newlyn Old Harbour

Newlyn Old Harbour II

Silver Light - Newlyn

Smeatons Pier, St Ives II

The Old Mill, Lamorna

Trawlers in Newlyn Harbour

Sloop Inn - St Ives

Across the Harbour, St Ives

Camel Estuary, Padstow

West Pier, St Ives

Caroline at the St Ives School of Painting

Life Study at St Ives School of Painting

Nude Study 4

Nude Study 5

Nude Study 6

Nude Study 7

Nude Study 8

Nude study 9

Oil Study of Laurie No 2

Rear Study of a Reclining Nude

Rear Study of a Seated Nude

Study of a Reclining Nude

Study of a Standing Nude

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