Contemporary artist Peter Wood paints striking landscapes that capture his passion for outdoor life.

History and Background

Born in June 1951 into an RAF family near Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England, Peter's rich family tapestry includes smugglers, horse dealers and Sussex artistocracy. 

Following his graduation from the Camberwell College of Arts, he completed his postgraduate teaching qualification at Brighton University and worked as a teacher in both the state and private sectors until 1994. During his time teaching the fine arts, he cultivated a wide range of skills, including: drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, woodcarving, mixed crafts and taxidermy. 

Published in a range of national and international titles - including Leisure Painter, International Artist, the SAA and Lincolnshire Today - he now splits his time between France and his home near Brigg in Lincolnshire. His French studio, situated near Monet's favourite place to paint, Fresselines, was established to share with other artists, friends and students. 

Ideas and Inspirations

Peter says: "I enjoy working in multiple mediums and being able to explore my feelings about the abstract and figurative by making a statement in any way or mixture that best suits the subject. The main bulk of my work relates to Impressionism: light, mood, atmosphere, materials, texture, image, dimensions and the moment."