Thomas Wood

Marin County, California

I was born in San Francisco, into an artistic family. Paintings hung on every wall, and talk of the arts was commonplace. When I began to paint landscape at an early age, the interaction between art and nature especially appealed to me.

I earned a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley and an M.A. in English from San Francisco State University. I taught composition and literature in colleges in New York and California, worked in instructional media and photography, acted in theater and played piano and guitar. In1980, I decided to focus on painting, and in1982 had my first show. Since then I have had numerous solo and group exhibits, many in support of environmental protection and land conservation.

A large painting, Tomales Bay, was chosen for installation in the county branch library in Point Reyes Station, 1998-2003. A landscape, Pastureland, represented state senator John Burton's Third District in the "Senate Art Collection 2000," shown at the  Capitol in Sacramento. In 2005-8,The U.S. State Department's program "Art in the Embassies" sent a canvas, California Hills, to join other American work in the residence of the ambassador to Belize.

I maintain a studio/gallery in Marin County, Thomas Wood Fine Art, which is open for occasional exhibits and otherwise by appointment.

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Carmel Valley (photo: Arden Wood)

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Deschutes River, Oregon (Photo: Todd Cary)

Eastern Sierra Nevada (photo:Arden Wood)