|Fredric Michael Wood|
Hey all! Today I will be sharing beautiful paintings by impressionist painter Fredric Michael Wood is a Signature member of Oil Painters of America and also an Associate Member of the American Impressionist Society. Let’s see what the artist has to say:
In short, I’ve been a professional artist for the past 30 years. In that time I have paticipated in numerous national and regional exhibitions, and have been fortunate to have garnered some recognition along the way. My painting “Offshore Breeze” was selected for the 2002 30th Anniversary Issue Cover of Southwest Art.
My passion for painting came about while my family was stationed in France in the mid 50’s. I discovered European art there and was drawn to it and captivated by it into my college years when art became more expressive and less defined formally. Because of my early exposure to the classic and the romantic artists of earlier times, and later the impressionists, particularly the American Impressionists, I resolved to continue my explorations of the traditional techniques and images which had inspired me.
I had no idea then that I wasn’t even close to being ready to join that society which intrigued me so, but I guess ignorance truly is bliss, and determination to learn and succeed got me through the hard lessons ahead, which will always lie ahead, for learning to see, I realize, is a lifelong pursuit! I also realize that there will always be something remaining unseen, that I will always be partially blind, that something mysterious which will always elude, one revelation revealing only another veil, this one, perhaps, concealing the artist’s Arc of the Covenent! Maybe I should call it ARTEOLOLOGY!