Robert E. Wood was born in North Vancouver, B.C. in 1971, and currently resides in Calgary, Alberta. Robert has been surrounded by art and artists his entire life and took to it from his earliest years, when his grandfather called him “the little painter”. He has been painting full time since 1989, and his career follows over 70 years of professional art in his family. His grandfather was Robert E. Wood and his father was Karl E. Wood - with whom he spent eight months training. This was followed by study with several other notable artists, including Harold Lyon, and years of personal artistic exploration and development.
Primarily known for his Canadian landscapes, Robert is adept at portraying a wide variety of subject matter. His paintings sing with colour and always depict scenes he is dramatically inspired by. Robert enjoys working on location, plein-air painting, which helps his images achieve a sense of true light and life.
Although he believes awards in the arts are ridiculous and a matter of subjective opinion, Robert is nevertheless honoured to have won first place in the only art competition he has ever entered: Arabella art magazine’s 2014 “Great Canadian Landscape Painting Competition.”