Wood is a San Francisco-born third-generation artist painting in the landscape tradition of his parents Mireille and Philip Wood, grandfather Gottardo Piazzoni, great-uncle Maurice del Mué, and cousin Russell Chatham.
With a B.A. ( University of California Berkeley ) and an M.A. ( San Francisco State University ) in English, he taught college composition and literature for several years in New York and California. He worked in educational media and photography, and pursued interests in theater and music. Since the '80s, he has exhibited in numerous successful one-man and group shows; his paintings hang in many private collections.