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From Gill....I work mainly in Acrylics (mainly influenced in the early years by the wonderful paintings of Patrick Carroll), watercolour and pen & ink. I have won over 100 prizes and commendations including three prizes at the Royal Easter Show in Sydney and sold work around Australia and overseas, over 300 items in the last five years. In more recent years I have taken up making hand built pottery, which has my artwork on them and sell many pieces incorporating paintings of animals, birds and flowers. I also use my artwork to make cards, magnets and signed prints.


Gill Ward was born in 1946 in England, At 11 yrs old she attended the junior art dept. in Sheffield and then went on to Leicester College of Art to study Foundation and Leisurewear design. At 19 years old she gained a City and Guilds Diploma which qualified her to become a designer. Gill worked in the UK for 4 years before leaving to spend a year in the USA. On her return to the UK, she joined the Berlei Foundationwear Company in London. Then in 1973 she was offered a position in Sydney, Australia. After many years of working and travelling the world looking for new ideas, she married in 1982 and moved to the beautiful Port Stephens area, where she was able to resume her love of painting.