Don Ward is famous for his oil paintings of grandiose skies and memorable landscapes. His compositions are often larger-than-life, and his elegant, recognizable style is why his work is so popular. No matter where I am, when I see a spectacular sky, I give him all the credit: "Look! It's a Don Ward Sky!" We feature Mr. Ward's sky paintings in the living room area of the hotel lobby year round. After his VISUAL IMPRESSIONS exhibition that opens September 22, 2012 at the Taos Art Museum at Fechin House in Taos, New Mexico, we look forward to showcasing his newest series of large landscapes here in Santa Fe as they are slated for La Posada, the historic Art Hotel.
Sara Eyestone, La Posada's Art Curator
Curator's Office: 505-954-9668
DON WARD REMEMBERS: "I was seven when I told Dad that I was going to be an Artist when I grew up, because that's what I liked to do best. By that time I had made a book filled with my drawings of Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, and Davy Crockett, and from what my father has said years later, it was really very good! My Grandmother was Sarah Mae Furth. Isn't that a great old-fashioned name? She is really the one who encouraged me to stay with my art interests, because it was something she always wanted to do herself but never had opportunities like I did. I was the Artist of my High School, did art in the Navy, and then went to The Art Center College of Design in LA. When I discovered Taos, New Mexico with the light and the sky and the landscape, I knew it was where I wanted to paint, so in 1985 I moved my studio there. I have absolutely no regrets!"