Ward Hooper has worked at a design firm in Manhattan for more than thirty years as a package designer, design director, and partner. He is also on the teaching staff at the Art League of Long Island. In the 1960s he began studying painting at the National Art League, on the north shore of Long Island, and today his paintings are in private collections throughout the country. His work has been exhibited widely in juried shows and covered by the New York Times and Watercolor Artist. He lives on Long Island.