Chris Wood

BIOGRAPHY

Christopher Neville Wood (born 1952) is an acclaimed British maritime painter, printmaker, illustrator & visiting lecturer.

EDUCATION

At the age of 16 he studied at The Ipswich Art School, followed by Wimbledon College of Art, (now known as UAL, University of Arts London). This was followed by a two year PGCE Cert Ed Post graduate course in education at the University of Portsmouth, where he currently demonstrates drawing and image creation to animation and computer games UG students.

LIFE AND CAREER

Wood lectures in drawing and has a fine art practice, operating from studio 3 at Artspace Portsmouth.

His work explores two traditional themes, MARITIME painting and the HUMAN form. His maritime work follows the "pier head" tradition of ship portraiture, whilst his true love is the open sea. He is a classic boat enthusiast and is currently restoring a Deben 4 Tonner.

In the past, he has worked in advertising, retail, publishing and education. He has taught art for over 20 years and been an academic leader both in Further and Higher Education.

A highly skilled creative draughtsman, observational drawing and traditional craft skills are the corner stones of his practice. He has a reputation for meticulous research and highly detailed work. Primarily a painter, Wood developed a passion for printmaking at art college and produces limited editions of hand pulled lino cuts and wood engravings.

Wood exhibits in the UK and is a regular contributor to solo and group exhibitions

COMMISSIONS

He accepts commissions from international collectors of maritime naval engagements and or contemporary yachting.

Prices vary depending on size and medium. As a guide, while original works are available from as little as £150, commissioned oils on finest quality linen start from £2000. A selection of greetings cards & Giclee fine art prints, ranging from £3 - £170, are available from Chris N Wood, STUDIO 3 Artspace Portsmouth 27 Brougham Road, Southsea PO5 4PA

Chris N Wood has work in numerous private collections in the USA, Canada, South Africa and across Europe.

CLASSES and WORKSHOPS : www.chriswoodartist.com : select "CLASSES"

For the last 20 years he has run a very successful EXPERIMENTAL LIFE DRAWING WORKSHOP in Portsmouth and artists come from far and wide to attend the termly evening classes every Tuesday 7-9pm

For further information on commissioning artwork or joining one of the workshops go to www.chriswoodartist.com and select CLASSES.

CURRENTLY, he is working on a major project to restore a vintage wooden yacht - this is linked to his art practise and an exhibition and book will follow, towards the end of 2019.

REPRESENTED by The Jack House Gallery in Old Portsmouth

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