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. 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.
Toby is a member of the New English Art Club and was included in April 2017’s exhibition: Selected Artists from the New English Art Club.