Ward Schell (visual artist and teacher) Originally from Moose Jaw, Schell received his art education at the Emily Carr School of Art in Vancouver, the University of Regina, and the Banff School of Fine Arts. Through his paintings Ward explores the representational documentation of nature within the micro confines of shape, contrasts and texture of surface. He has exhibited his work in many solo and group exhibitions over the last 3 decades and his work is held in many public and private collections. Ward has taught a variety of painting and drawing classes at the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre in Regina for over twenty years and continues to educate and inspire art students by presenting numerous workshops on drawing and painting throughout Saskatchewan including the Emma Lake Summer Workshops at the University of Saskatchewan, Kenderdine Campus.
He has completed 4 artist residencies around the province and has chaired several boards of directors including the Art Gallery of Regina, the Last Mountain Lake Cultural Centre, CARFAC Saskatchewan and the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery. His continued love of nature, travel and history have taken him around the world, painting and drawing the people and the diverse landscapes that he encounters.