Richard Ward (British/Irish, Contemporary); Hooded Peregrine Falcon; acrylic on paper; signed; mounted in a glazed gilt wood frame; 51 by 35.5cms (20 by 14ins) sight (visible painting) size; 69.5 x 54.5cm (27.5 x 21.5ins) overall frame size.
CONDITION: In good original condition; no damage or deterioration (the few marks in the photos are either camera (tripod) reflections or dirt on the glass). The back of the frame needs re-taping (we will happily do this on request at no additional cost).
BIOGRAPHY: Renowned wildlife artist Richard Ward was born in Yorkshire but moved to Spiddal, in County Galway in Ireland in the 1960's. He currently resides in Connemara.
He is at home working in diverse environments, the most remarkable of which was probably when he encountered the rare Arabian leopard in the wadis of the Jezebel Samhan mountain range in southern Oman. This event inspired several paintings, one of which became a stamp to commemorate Oman's Year of the Environment 2002. He has also designed a set of stamps for the Irish Post Office, one of which, of a Pine Marten, was commissioned specifically for the World Wildlife Fund.
Exhibitions: Fielding Fine Art, London; Kenny Gallery Galway, Eire; West Shore Gallery, Galway, Eire; Solomon Gallery, Dublin, Eire; Feathers Gallery, Dublin, Eire; Lad Lane Gallery, Dublin, Eire; Grant Fine Art, Co Down, Ireland; Higgins Gallery, Malone House, Belfast, Ireland; Sala De Arte, Ingres Gallery, Madrid, Spain; Leigh Yawkey Museum, Wisconsin, USA; Explorers Club, New York, USA; British Embassy Residence, Muscat, Oman.
Literature: 'Out and About' Educational series on wildlife, published by Gill and MacMillan.
Films: "The Wildlife Artist", "A Brush with an Otter". Produced and distributed by R.T.E. Irish Television.