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Fredric Michael Wood, 1944 | Pittore impressionista

Fredric Michael Wood: "Art first came to my attention in a serious way as a boy fortunate to spend many of my formative years in Europe while we were stationed there as a military family.
I was hooked when I discovered an old impressionist oil painting, in a storeroom in our house overseas, of the French countryside, and I stared at it for a long long time trying to imagine how one could paint such a scene! I resolved to get beyond my little drawings and watercolors, and learn to paint like that!
Thanks to childhood, naiveté, I didn't know then how difficult that would be, when, later, much later, I would discover great artists of the past such as John S. Sargent, Joaquin Sorolla, Anders Zorn, and Frank Tenney Johnson, along with illustrators like Howard Pyle and others from the Golden Age of Illustration", as well as contemporary artists, Andrew Wyeth, and John Asarro, and so many others of my contemporaries, whose work would compel, but challenge me so"!

"Those challenges are still, always, the winds at my back, and the light up ahead!
My style is ever evolving, mostly as a result of errors while working, which usually turn out to be advantageous in the end, because they show me something I could not have foreseen, and I have learned that they are actually the best tutors, if respected and recognized as such".

Fredric Michael Wood è membro di Oil Painters of America e membro associato della American Impressionist Society.
Dal 2002 Michael è destinatario di numerosi premi regionali e nazionali, ed è stato presentato in diverse pubblicazioni tra cui la copertina per la rivista Anniversary Southwest Art Magazine. Il suo lavoro è raccolto a livello internazionale.
I suoi dipinti sono stati regolarmente selezionati per partecipare a mostre come l'annuale 'Salon International', mostra ospitata dalla galleria Greenhouse of Fine Art di San Antonio, Tx. e la mostra annuale Juried Oil Painters of America.