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, and was an instructor in composition and literature in colleges in New York and California.  In1980, I decided to focus on painting, and in1982 had my first show. Many of my numerous solo and group exhibits are in support of environmental protection and land conservation, such as Marin Agricultural Land Trust's Ranches and Rolling Hills benefit exhibit (its 21st will be in May, 2019).


A large painting, Tomales Bay, was chosen for installation in the  Point Reyes Station library, 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 scheduled exhibits, and by appointment.



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Carmel Valley (photo: Arden Wood)

A few words about me

Deschutes River, Oregon (Photo: Todd Cary)

Eastern Sierra Nevada (photo:Arden Wood)