“I started my inventive profession doing pen and ink renderings of historic structure. I started portray in 1980, first in gouache, then in acrylics. Artists whose work I like and draw inspiration from embrace Edward Hopper, Charles Sheeler, Richard Estes and Vermeer. I’m most enthusiastic about depicting what Alan Watts referred to as the thriller of the strange…‘. Michael Ward is a self taught painter from Costa Mesa, California.