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Eldon Ward was born and raised in rural eastern Colorado. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Colorado State University in 1975; and completed a number of commissioned artworks – including large “supergraphic” murals – for public and private clients in the 70’s and 80’s. After a 30 year career as an urban designer Eldon returned to full-time artwork in 2009. His paintings selectively manipulate vibrant combinations of natural, built, and abstract elements. He uses water based media on panels fabricated from repurposed building materials – primarily salvaged hollow-core doors. Many larger works comprise multiple panels attached to form unique shapes. His award winning artwork has been included in juried exhibitions throughout the Colorado front range.