American Abstract Expressionist. Julia Ward, a native of New London, Ohio, has been an active painter since 1972, attending both Cooper School of Art in Cleveland, Ohio majoring in Commercial Graphic Art and Design and studying at Oberlin College, in Oberlin, Ohio. She has created a large body of watercolors. She has been influenced by modern Japanese printmakers, the landscape of Northern New Mexico, and the works of Paul Klee, Matisse, and Mondrian – to name a few.
Early works were color/balance studies. She has now begun to work on larger scale pieces which explore the interrelationship between color and light in her “Landscapes of the Soul” Series. No longer using canyon colors, her pieces now reflect the refractive tropical brilliance of Florida and its diamond like colors.
During the 90’s, Julia focused on producing a line of handmade greeting cards which were sold (over 32,000) throughout the US and in numerous gallery shops. This led to her involvement in papermaking, mixed media collages, and eventually into lampwork glass beadmaking.
After being hit by lightning (again) in 2006, Ward has again returned to her primary medium of watercolors and her love of drawing.
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