Manifest Joy

Oil Pigment Stick, Crayon, Graphite on Paper Mounted on Panel

21.5” x 21.5”

Retail Value: $2,000

Price: $700

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John Wood’s beautiful abstract imagery is the culmination of a lifetime of work in art. It alludes to the real world only symbolically, he is much more interested in the emotional and sensual qualities that emerge rather than any recognizable forms.

Mr. Wood began his education in Utah and earned his MFA degree in painting at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. He has lived and worked in New York City as well as in Florida and Utah before moving to the Bay Area where he lives with his husband and has been painting here for more than 20 years.

A large painting of John’s was recently added to the permanent collection of the city of Emeryville. His work is included in the Salt Lake County Art Collection and was recently purchased and added to the Utah State Fine Art Collection. Mr. Wood was invited to exhibit his work at the American Embassy in Zagreb, Croatia through the United States Department of State.

John has been invited to spend time in residence at the Morris Graves Foundation, near Eureka, California, as well as the Jentel Foundation near Sheridan, Wyoming.

Mr. Wood’s art can be seen regularly at ArtHaus Gallery in San Francisco, as well as Space Gallery in Denver, Colorado and Phillips Gallery in Salt Lake City, Utah.


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