Wood, Christopher

Elected to RSW 2006
Website: www.christopherwood.co.uk

Artists Statement

My work encompasses Landscape, Seascape and Abstraction, using oils, acrylics, collage and mixed media. My working practice is intuitive and improvisational - an approach which fosters the unexpected. Through the processes of painting, of layering and scraping, of looking and reacting, the work finds its own identity with a purpose, history and a voice of its own.

Biography

Christopher studied Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh college of Art, graduating in 1984. In the same year he moved to East Lothian where he has been working as a full-time professional painter since his first one-man exhibition in Edinburgh in 1987. In 2000 he moved to the coastal town of Dunbar where he lives with his wife, two young children and two step-children.

Awards

2005 The Glasgow Art Club Fellowship (RSW)
1997 SSWA Special Award for Painting (SAAC)
1994 The Scottish Arts Club Award (SAAC)
1994 The Armour Award (RGI)
1993 The James Torrance Memorial Award (RGI)

Selected Exhibitions

Solo:

2006 - The Glasgow Art Club Fellowship Exhibition, Glasgow
2001 & 2003 - The Manor House Gallery, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
1999 - The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh (info)
1997 - The Cadogan Contemporary, London
1996 - The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
1995 - The Gatehouse Gallery, Glasgow
1989 - Corpus Christi College, Oxford
1989 - 93, 95 & 97 - The Macaulay Gallery, East Lothian

Mixed:
1987 - present day - RSW, RSA, RGI, SSA, VAS, SAAC, PAI.

Public Collections

Bank of Scotland
United Distillers
Edinburgh University
The Demarco European Foundation
MacRoberts Solicitors
Premier Property Group
Phoenix Equity Partners

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