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Derek Wood

Landscape Artist
Acrylic, Watercolour, Mixed Media

Originally I studied Textile design at Ravensbourne College of Art and Design, and then went on to work in a commercial design studio, and later as a freelance textile designer.

After that I decided to focus more on painting and drawing from nature, and experimenting with printmaking and mixed media.

My landscapes are painted with passion, and a deep connection with nature.

My aim is to impart something dramatic and moving, encouraging people to look, and feel more in touch with the natural world. I find inspiration in the transient changes of weather, the play of light through trees, or on water.

In close observation of nature, I experience a blissful and moving state of mind. The activity of painting is all-absorbing, and a form of meditation, every brushstroke an extension of my mind and spirit.

Kynance Cove, Lizard, Cornwall.jpg
Brimham Rocks, Yorkshire
Housel Bay, Lizard, Cornwall.jpg
View from Glacier Point, Yosemite
Lake at Cambridge University Botanic Gardens
Durdle Door, Dorset
Forest study at Fowlmere nature reserve
Glasshouses at Cambridge University Botanic Barden
Cycadaceae
Merced River at Wawona, Yosemite National Park 2014