WORKS

“Winter Sky”

“Winter Sky”

Michael J Wood. Signed pastel. Image size 19x23 cms £625

“Estuary Sunset ll”

“Estuary Sunset ll”

Michael J Wood. Signed pastel. Image size 19x23 cms £325

“Winter Trees”

“Winter Trees”

Michael J Wood. Signed pastel. Image size 26x31 cms £475

“Lightship, Albert Dock”

“Lightship, Albert Dock”

Michael J Wood. Signed pastel. Image size 44x24 cms £ 475

“City Street”

“City Street”

Michael J Wood. Signed acrylic on canvas board. Image size 25x 43 cms £575

“Estuary Sunset I”

“Estuary Sunset I”

Michael J Wood. Signed pastel. Image size 13x 26 cms £325

Born in Manchester in 1959, Michael Wood studied Art & Design at Stockport Art College and began his career as a designer illustrator in Manchester. He left advertising in 1983 to concentrate on fine art and in 1989, began exhibiting work and painting full time.

His first solo exhibition was held in 1990 at the Tib Lane Gallery, Manchester, followed by another in 1993. He has exhibited at Manchester Academy of Fine Arts; Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions; Salford Art Gallery; Lienellyn Alexander Gallery, London; Salthouse Gallery, St Ives; Manchester Connections Exhibition 1992; The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, and Stockport Art Gallery.

Michael has painted in acrylic and oils but is probably best known for his use of pastel. His work shows the desire to remove unnecessary detail and displays an incredible sense of light and its effects. His images have gradually become more and more simplified, reducing everything to its most basic form until only the essentials remain.