Jay Bryant Ward grew up with a love for drawing and a very supportive family who encouraged his artistic pursuits. At a young age, Jay’s illustration work gained him an Honored Student Award for his entrepreneurial efforts and three national art awards for his paintings and illustrations all before leaving High School. Ward attended Ricks College and Brigham Young University graduating with a BFA emphasis in illustration.
Ward also shares his time and expertise by teaching both digital and traditional art classes at a local college. Early in his teaching experience, he became frustrated with the obstacles which almost universally inhibit artists from learning to realize their artistic vision. He was inspired with an idea to overcome theses obstacles and help artists of all levels and styles. In true, but modern “Davinci” style, Ward invented a way to dissect any image into the principles of art and design, clearly illustrating the principles of art education.