Tuesday 28 April 2009

Celia Ward

St John, tempera with gold on gesso panel

Crucifixion, tempera on gesso panel

Recycled Man, Tempera and gold on gesso panel
22 x 16 cm

Celia Ward was born into a painting family in Kent, England. She studied her craft in this milieu, and at the Royal Academy schools in London. She read History at University College, London.

In 1983 she won the Richard Ford Travel Award to draw at the Prado, Madrid and has exhibited at the Abbott and Holder, Brian Sinfield and Maas Galleries together with shows at the Romanian Cultural Institute in London and Konschthaus Beim Engel, Luxembourg.

Celia’s work is in the collections of The Ashmolean, The Faringdon Collection, Luxembourg State Collection, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and Balliol College, Oxford. Her work has included a series of pictures of the Wardrobe Room at the Royal Opera House and she has been Artist in residence at both the Garsington Opera and the Homeless Centre in Oxford. She has exhibited pictures of the work of Tearfund in Bolivia and in a British Council exhibition documented a Romanian Village over a five year period. She is currently running an East London alphabet project based in Manor Park and working with international partners running and planning similar projects abroad.

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