John Wood

John  Wood

After seven years in engineering, John embarked on a career in art. He started out in a small studio in Lichfield specialising in calligraphy, heraldry and hand-drawn lettering. He subsequently developed into interior design and planning, furniture construction and architectural illustration. In 2000, he returned to his first love: fine art. He was elected as an associate of the RBSA in 2003, and as a full member in 2005. John has been exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Artifex Gallery and the Gallery at Bevere. He works in graphite pencil and soft pastel, and has won several prizes and commendations. John strives to achieve something extraordinary and meaningful. The human form predominates. He draws from memory supported by anatomical references. His work is neoclassical and influences include Fernando Botero and Pablo Picasso.