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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
Durdle Door, Dorset
Brimham Rocks, Yorkshire
View from Glacier Point, Yosemite
Merced River at Wawona, Yosemite National Park 2014
Housel Bay, Lizard, Cornwall.jpg
Forest study at Fowlmere nature reserve
Glasshouses at Cambridge University Botanic Barden
Lake at Cambridge University Botanic Gardens
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Open Sunday's Feb 03, 2019 - Dec 01, 2019 — 25 Kidman's Yard Primrose St CB4 3EH
Tracey Ashman & Iona Howard participating in Cambridge Open Studios throughout July Jul 06, 2019 - Jul 28, 2019 — Various location in Cottenham, Cambridge.
Jo Tunmer Cambridge Open Studios 2019 Jul 13, 2019 - Jul 21, 2019
Workshop: Wet-in-Wet techniques in Watercolour with Ros Ridley Sep 15, 2019 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM — grantchester Village Hall CB3 9NF
Printmaking - collagraph and monoprint - A workshop with Sherry Rea 13th October 2019 Oct 13, 2019 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM — Carpenters, Broad End, Elsworth, Cambs CB23 4JD
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