Alex Ward, using various mediums for his expression of diverse artistic interests, spent the majority of his childhood and formative years in Missouri. Beginning his artistic journey through drawing at the age of 8, he continued to develop and hone is skills during his teenage years and on into his early twenties. Near his mid to late twenties he began exploring the world of oil based paints and acrylics. Most of his recent work in oil painting has been used to express an imagery that has social conciousness and has been said by many to be a striking co-existence of both reality and the abstract. Though Alex’s life and travels have taken him to various parts of the country, he has recently returned to Missouri and resides and works, while expressing himself through art, in St Louis.