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Artist Statement

Toby Ward is a painter and draughtsman, primarily of people - the things they do and the places they inhabit. The works range from formal portraits to imagined scenes of people going about their work or pleasure.

Method of Working

Toby works in two main ways. Either from life, working alongside the subject, making the painting or drawing from direct and careful observation . . . or from memory, or partial memory supported by sketches, of once seen or imagined events.

Biographical Details

1996-2000 Commissioned to record the redevelopment of the Royal Opera House, Tour Artist with HRH The Prince of Wales
Currently working on a body of work recording the development of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries at Westminster Abbey 
1994 -98 Commissioned to record the Conservation of Chastleton House by the National Trust
Works with UN Peacekeeping Force, Bosnia
1992-96 City and Guilds of London Art School

Other Society Memberships

Armed Forces Art Society

Scholarships, Awards & Prizes

Richard Ford Travel Award
Contemporary Art Prize at New English Open (twice)
National Army Museum Prize

Past Exhibitions

2007– New English Art Club Open Exhibition
2005/08/12 Solo Exhibitions at Catto Gallery
The Discerning Eye
Travels with The Prince
Solo Exhibition Arndean Gallery
Residency Show at St Martin-in-the-Fields
Residency exhibition at the Athenaeum Club
'A Year in the life of Lincoln Cathedral', at Lincoln Cathedral
Royal Society of Portrait Painters
The East Kent School at The Maas Gallery


'Travels With The Prince' ISBN 1900123207
'A Voyage Around Madeira' ISBN 9789899558670
'Shooting Leave'  ISBN 9781849010405
'Beware The Rugged Russian Bear' ISBN 9781908699589