Meet the Artist

Ward Jene Stroud

I believe who we are, and everything that we create is a culmination of what we have learned, and experienced through our life's journey. Working as a professional - figure skater, choreographer, coach, graphic/animation artist, fine artist, singer/songwriter/musician, published photographer, professional dancer, workshop instructor, and entrepreneur are among some of my life enhancing lessons, they are the well, that I draw from to create my Art. 


 * Winner of the 2019 Escalante Plein Air Festival "Peoples Choice" award!


I am a juried member of both the WSO (Watercolor Society of Oregon) and the Oregon society of Artists (OSA).  I have had numerous one-man exhibits, been a featured gallery Artist numerous times and my work has been showcased in fine art magazines both nationally and internationally. I have also produced three acclaimed full featured Instructional watercolor painting videos. I have had th privilege of speaking at national conventions as a panel expert and being a demo artist while representing large international art companies. I have also written several published articles on watercolor, marketing and art.  Combined with several popular and highly-viewed YouTube videos I’m proud that my many contributions to the Art world are so well received and I am incredibly grateful for the opportunities they have provided. 


-most of all, I love to, and live to... teach and paint.


Ward Jene Stroud



*Informative interview with Terry Henry, editor of Palette Magazine and Promotions specialist at Cheap Joes Art Stuff in Boone NC.