RAY WARD graduated from Trent Polytechnic in Fine Art in 1983, where he specialised in painting, performance and video. He has been practising as a self employed artist ever since and has lectured at art schools including Loughborough University, Salisbury College and De Montfort University, Leicester. He now works in a purpose built studio in Marlborough, Wiltshire, alongside studio based work he has worked as an artist in the wider community running workshops and events.  He has also been a detached youth worker, retained fire fighter and is currently an art technician at Marlborough College.