Featured Artists 2022 - Toby Ward
Symonds & Sampson will continue featuring the work of artists on the covers of their collective property auction catalogues during 2022. This striking ‘Landscape in Val d’Isere’ by Toby Ward has been chosen for the catalogue for the sale on 7th April.
Landscape in Val d'Isere
Toby Ward is a painter and draftsman primarily of people, the things they do and the places they inhabit. His career has taken him through many roles including artist in residence at St.Martin-in-the-Fields, the Mercers’ Company and the Athenaeum, travelling as a recording artist with HRH The Prince of Wales, and working with the United Nations Peacekeeping force in central Bosnia making a record in drawings of the life and work of the soldiers.
A member of the New English Art Club, his commissions include a series of drawings for the National Trust recording the conservation of Chastleton House in the Cotswolds, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden before and during its redevelopment in the late 1990’s and the Ritz Hotel. A portfolio of portraits include President Clinton, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, Lord Rothermere and Sir Sidney Kentridge
Alongside Toby’s commissioned paintings there is a body of exhibition work in which he uses many of the same skills for drawing and painting people and places but in a less naturalistic manner. Drawing in pencil or pen and ink and using watercolour over the top, overlapping forms and shapes capture movement and tell a story or describe a scene. These works have been shown in popular exhibitions at the Arndean Gallery, the Catto Gallery and Avery Contemporary Art. Toby will be showing with the Lucinda Dalton Gallery in Hampstead in May.