Edward Norton Ward
The Monterey Peninsula of California and the city of Carmel have inspired painters for many generations. Anyone who has visited Carmel knows that the city is filled with reminders of artists of the past and of galleries eager to carry on the city’s fine art tradition.
Edward Norton Ward, who is a native Californian, carries on the Peninsula tradition in a remarkable way. His painting methods reflect those of painters who have gone before him. Ward uses acrylic paint and watercolor in his work. He is a studio painter who works from on-site sketches and an actual plein air artist as well.
His subject matter often departs somewhat from the usual Carmel profusion of seascapes and marine pictures. Ward’s work usually reflects his interest in the California Sierras, the mountain country of Montana and the high desert aesthetic of Taos and Santa Fe.
Ward has recorded his devotion to painting in his First Impression, Sketching Nature in Watercolor.