Robert E Wood
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Robert E. Wood grew up surrounded by artists and art. Born in North Vancouver, B.C. in 1971,

he currently resides in Calgary, Alberta. Painting full time since 1989, his career follows over 70

years of professional art in his family. His grandfather was Robert E. Wood and his father was

Karl E. Wood - with whom he spent 8 months training. This was followed by study with several

other notable artists, including Harold Lyon, and years of personal artistic exploration and

development. Robert has been surrounded by art his entire life and took to it from his earliest

years, when his grandfather called him “the little painter”.

Known primarily for Canadian landscapes, Robert is adept at portraying a wide variety of subject

matter: the mountains, canyons, lakes, rivers and forests of the Rocky Mountains; sunsets, old

cabins and barns of the West, the Okanagan, Europe, Mexico and other tropical settings and a

variety of still-life, floral and garden scenes. His paintings sing with colour and inevitably depict

scenes by which he is dramatically inspired.

Robert enjoys working plein-air, which helps his images achieve a sense of true light and life. He

loves exploring his favourite mountain regions of Alberta and British Columbia - including

Kananaskis and Banff, as well as the South Okanagan. As well as painting on site, Robert takes

large numbers of photographs to use as reference material for his studio paintings. His visual

library consists of some 60,000 slides and photographs which are always on hand to inspire

future paintings.

Robert Wood’s love of light and colour, and passion for conveying his vision of the world, is a

never-ending source of inspiration, and he has come to see his task as almost spiritual, using oil

as a medium to imbue his canvasses with beauty and positive energy, which then resonates with

the viewer.

In 2014, Robert was honoured to have won first place in the only art competition he ever entered:

Arabella art magazine’s 2014 “Great Canadian Landscape Painting Competition”.


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