About me

Born in San Francisco, I painted from an early age, inspired by artists: my parents Mireille and Philip Wood, grandfather Gottardo Piazzoni, great-uncle Maurice del Mué, cousin Russell Chatham, and other relatives and friends in the arts.

Earning a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley and an M.A. in English from San Francisco State University, I taught in colleges in New York and California for several years. Other endeavors include photography, music and theater. Since1980, when I decided to devote my time to painting, I have shown in over a hundred and fifty exhibits.

My paintings result from direct observation and are truthful expressions of my response to nature.  

I hope you like them and find beauty and meaning in them.

If you'd like a free copy of the leaflet Painting the Landscape # 17, or would like to receive  announcements for future shows, send me your postal address.