Mark Ward lives and works in Suffolk. His studio is surrounded by the lush greenery of a tropical garden. He says "From there I can imagine dramas both from exotic lands and also those more local". On a simple homemade stage all the life of field, wetland, forest and Savannah is played out by creatures constructed from plastic, felt, paper and string.
Mark paints entirely from observations of these sets, using acrylic to capture the strong lighting and contrasting materials. There are rips and dents but never injury or death. Life is affirmed and even the dung is shiny!