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APM: As an artist myself I am always curious to know another artists process of creating. Can you explain your process? MW: The paintings always start with photos, though I donʼt always take photos with the intention of making paintings from them. This applies especially to photos (slides) I took back in the 1970s and 80s, before I began painting. Iʼm still discovering the paintings in some of those. In the old days I would project slides onto canvas, but these days the compositions are refined on the computer, where I crop, and add or subtract elements, and maybe tweak the colors. I make a reference print at full size, and use that as a guide. APM: What is next for you and your art? Do you have any big exhibitions coming up and if people would like to find your art, how would they do this?

Bonito Court (2012) - Acrylic on Canvas, 14" x 18" MW: My work is showing on an ongoing basis at Tirage Art in Pasadena ( www.tirageart.com ). And for the month of January, I will have a show at StudioGallery in Irvine ( www.studiogallery.net ). Iʼm having an opening on January 19, from 12 to 4 pm. The gallery is open by appointment at other times. People can follow my work on my blog, http://tmichaelwardartist.blogspot.com/, and my website, www.tmichaelward.com. Iʼm sure Iʼll have a few pieces in the OC Fair again this year, and may have some higher-profile exhibitions as well—check the blog. Iʼve also experimented with some less-representational techniques, inspired by Richard Diebenkornʼs Ocean Park series. Iʼve stolen his idea of painting on cigar boxes. Itʼs a lot of fun!

Artist Portfolio Magazine - Issue 9  

Artist Portfolio Magazine is a free digital online art magazine that contains the art of both emerging and established artists from around t...

Artist Portfolio Magazine - Issue 9  

Artist Portfolio Magazine is a free digital online art magazine that contains the art of both emerging and established artists from around t...