Born in San Francisco, Wood drew and painted from an early age. He has enjoyed the example and encouragement of distinguished artists: his parents Mireille and Philip Wood, grandfather Gottardo Piazzoni, great-uncle Maurice del Mué, and cousin Russell Chatham, among many others.
He earned a B.A. from University of California Berkeley and an M.A. in English from San Francisco State University, and taught college composition and literature in New York and California for several years. He has also worked in the fields of educational media, photography, theater and music.
"Painting for me is a meditation on nature. I enjoy being In the natural world, painting the effects of color, light and shadow, and the sensations of experiencing particular places.
"Contact me for a studio visit or with questions or comments – I'd like to hear from you!"