Join gallery artist Christopher P Wood on a visit to Uppingham as he shows us his latest series of paintings. With influences drawn from Indian, Persian, Egyptian and Italian Renaissance work, combined with his own brand of expressive modernism, Chris has created a vibrant, mystical and playful series of paintings.
Born in Leeds in 1961, Christopher P. Wood is a painter and printmaker of atmospheric and enigmatic imagery. He gained a master’s degree in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art in 1986 and has consistently had successful exhibitions in the UK and abroad. His work is held in numerous public and private collections including Harrogate Art Gallery, Leeds City Council and the Unilever Collection.
Wood’s work features magical, symbolic figures and signs, what the artist calls an exploration of the interior world of the imagination. He spends a great deal of time priming his canvases, often four times over, and builds his pictures in such a way that once begun each must be finished in a single sitting, an emotionally draining task to say the least.