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Scott Ward's whimsical art coming to Pogacha

Scott Ward creates paintings that are vibrant, yet subtle, vital and contemplative. - Courtesy Photo
Scott Ward creates paintings that are vibrant, yet subtle, vital and contemplative.
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Scott Ward likes to make people smile. Reflecting on his own experiences in a positive way, Ward paints his inspirations with a contemporary, colorful and whimsical style.

Ward’s original pieces, as well as some reproductions, will be displayed Aug. 28 to Oct. 9, at Pogacha of Issaquah, 120 NW Gilman Blvd. in a show titled “To tree or not to tree.” The show will move to Pogacha of Bellevue, 119 106th Ave NE, on Oct. 9, and will run through Nov. 20.

Ward bares part of his soul in his work, which he refers to as “slightly surrealistic” and “sophisticatedly whimsy.

“I paint because I have to." Ward said. "I love the creative process. I love taking a concept or idea and creating something beautiful. I am passionate about creating art that feels good, bright, clever, light and smart.”

Ward creates paintings that are vibrant, yet subtle, vital and contemplative, and full of the light-hearted spirit that bridges the gap between the surreal and sublime, with images that speak not only to the eyes, but to the heart, mind and spirit as well.

Originally from the Minneapolis area, Ward studied commercial design and illustration at the University of Minnesota before moving to Seattle in 1989. He currently lives in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood.

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