Good Morning, Good Evening (Light Pools) [sold]
acrylic and paper collage
132 x 216 cm / 52 x 85 in
Skookumchuk Temptation On The Beach #1 Temptation On The Beach #2 Hornby Rocks And Figure Echevaria II Echevaria I Garden Emblem Garden Times of Day Garden Quartet Skookumchuk Long Beach I Tidal Drift and Echo Island & Figure (Galiano) Zig Zag #1 Zig Zag #2
Alan Wood is one of Canada’s leading artists. He has received international acclaim for his painting and is best known for his use of colour and for creating the outdoor environmental work, “Ranch”.
Alan Wood was born in 1935 in the town of Widnes, in Lancashire, England. His early interest in art was due to the support and encouragement he received from both his father and his high school art teacher. Following graduation from high school, he studied art at the Liverpool College of Art and credits his success as an artist to his good fortune to be in the right places at the right times. Firstly, his involvement with the lively art and music scene in Liverpool during the late fifties led him to the innovative St. Ives Artists Colony in Cornwall, which in turn opened the doors to a successful 6 year teaching career at the prestigious Cardiff College of Art in Wales.
Alan Wood moved to Canada in 1971 and settled in British Columbia in 1974. Since that time he has produced his most personal and mature work as an artist. His interest in the dynamics of light and colour of the Ocean, Beach, Forest and Sky has dominated his landscape work throughout his career. In 1983 Alan Wood gained international recognition for taking his painting directly into the landscape with his “Ranch” creation, This 320 acre painted construction built in the foothills of the Alberta Rockies was a monumental exploration of colour and form. Since then, he has continued to work with constructions of wood, canvas and paint around “Ranch”, Rock and Waterfall themes. His current work centers around large painted wood reliefs and collages that explore the dynamic of beach, forest and sky. Alan Wood is a prolific artist and since 1962, has participated in many group and solo exhibitions in Great Britain, Europe, Canada, the United States and Australia.