Ward Saunders’ current artwork centers in mixed media representational figure drawings grounded by contour lines that are rich in quality and character. His creative use of charcoal, graphite, conté crayon, ink, and water color are a vital part of his personal visual language.
His formal training began at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he graduated in 1992 with a BFA in Communication Arts & Design, and again in 2003 with a BFA in Art Education. He also studied drawing and painting at the Art Students League in New York City.
He has worked as a free-lance illustrator, public school art teacher, and as a creative assistant at Virginia Living Magazine. He currently lives in Richmond, Virginia and works on a variety of projects out of his Fulton Hill studio. He also is currently teaching figure drawing in the Communication Arts department at VCU.