Barbara A. Wood
Barbara A. Wood is a native of Ohio. She attended school in Toledo and graduated from high school with a scholarship to Traphagen School of Fashion in New York. Her instructors found her work so creative and expressive, they encouraged her to pursue fine arts.
She enrolled and completed her formal studies at the Art Students' League in New York. She later married and moved to Southern California. In an effort to polish her burgeoning technique, she began postgraduate studies at the Otis Art Institute and the Pasadena School of Fine Arts.
Barbara A. Wood is an artist who communicates with the viewer. Fascinated by color, her canvases speak of an extremely individualistic, figurative style. Her subjects are mostly women who reflect a mood of folly and the beauty of human drama. Her bold and vibrant colors leave a lasting impact on the viewer.
Internationally known, Barbara A. Wood has had major one-person shows throughout the United States, Australia, Canada and London. Her works are part of the collections of numerous celebrities as well as private collections throughout the world. Her paintings are in the collections of His Majesty's Private Office, The King of Saudia Arabia; Jane Seymour, England; Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Lewis; Mr. & Mrs. Mickey Rooney; Mr. & Mrs. Dick Van Dyke; Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Weaver; Mr. & Mrs. Art Linkletter; Mr. & Mrs. Ron Howard; Mr. & Mrs. Gavin MacLeod and many others.