Roxie’s Playground (acrylic on canvas) by Bob Ward, the River Gallery’s featured artist for May 2015. Reception for the artist: Saturday, May 23rd, 3-5pm.
Robert G. Ward is the May 2015 Featured Artist-of-the-Month at the River Art Gallery. He is in his second year of being affiliated with this gallery. Previously, he worked 42 years at ULM as Professor of Art, specializing in painting and drawing.
His exhibition, Our Own Backyard, consists of a series of acrylic on canvas paintings depicting a three mile radius of landscape found in the Lake D’Arbonne area in Union Parish,where he and his artist wife Linda now make their home.
Ward has stated: “To paint a landscape is one thing, but to live in the landscape that you are painting is certainly another more insightful thing.”