Marin County, California
I was born in San Francisco, into an artistic family (I am a fourth-generation Californian and third-generation landscape painter). Paintings and sculpture were abundant in the house, and talk of the arts was commonplace. At an early age, I began to portray the landscape in oil on small panels .
I earned a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley and an M.A. in English from San Francisco State University, and was an instructor of language skills and literature in colleges in New York and California.
I have worked in instructional media and photography, and pursued interests in theater and music. In1980, I decided to focus on painting, and had my first show in1982. I have painted in support of Russian Riverkeeper, Gulf of the Farallones Marine Sanctuary, Marin Conservation League, Bolinas Museum, Surfrider Foundation, Pt. Reyes National Seashore, Golden Gate National Parks, and Marin Agricultural Land Trust.
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" 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, open for scheduled exhibits, and by appointment.
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A few words about me
Deschutes River, Oregon (Photo: Todd Cary)
Eastern Sierra Nevada