Sela Ward has received several awards and honors, including two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe. Although best known for her roles in film and television, Sela Ward’s artistic career has spanned decades. Ward distills minimal gestures and colors into refined, zen-like compositions. She works with commercially available paints and uses simple washes of color to build grounds of color that bleed and run into aqueous fields. Her abstract compositions are simple and clean, revealing each element of their making. Ward views painting as a quest to seek serenity, situating her methodology within a process-oriented tradition.