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Robert E. Wood

About the Artist:

Robert E. Wood grew up surrounded by artists and art. He was born in North Vancouver, B.C. in 1971, and currently resides in Calgary, Alberta. 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. Robert has been surrounded by art his entire life and took to it from his earliest years, when his grandfather called him “the little painter”.

Primarily known for his Canadian landscapes, Robert is adept at portraying a wide variety of subject matter: the mountains, canyons, lakes, rivers and forests of the Rocky Mountains, sunsets, old cabins and barns of the West, the Okanagan, Europe, Mexico and other tropical settings, and a variety of still-life, floral and garden scenes.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 art achieve a sense of true light and life. He extensively travels and explores his favourite regions of Alberta and British Columbia - these include the Kananaskis and Banff National Park regions of the Rockies, as well as the South Okanagan. As well as painting on site, Robert takes large numbers of photographs to use as reference material for his studio paintings. His visual library consists of some 60,000 slides and photographs, which are always on hand to inspire future paintings.
Robert Wood’s love of light and colour, and passion for conveying his vision of the world, is a never-ending source of inspiration, and he has come to see his task as almost a spiritual one, using oil as a medium to imbue his canvasses with beauty and positive energy, which then resonates with the viewer. 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”.

Select corporate and private collections include:

Hyatt Regency Hotel – Calgary, Alberta
TriWest Capital Partners – Calgary, Alberta
GLJ Petroleum Consultants – Calgary, Alberta
Talisman Energy – Calgary, Alberta
Canadian Wealth Management – Calgary, Alberta
Mineral Springs Hospital – Banff, Alberta
Brewster Transport – Banff, Alberta
Austrian Canadian Society of Calgary
German Canadian Society of Calgary
Ricardo Amigo Real Estate – Todos Santos, Mexico
Luba – award-winning Canadian singer/songwriter
Audrey McLaughlin – former leader, New Democratic Party of Canada



Robert E. Wood: Blue Mountain Vineyard View Robert E. Wood: Afternoon Gossip Robert E. Wood: See Ya Later Ranch
Blue Mountain Vineyard View
30 x 40 in.   Oil on canvas
Afternoon Gossip
20 x 24 in.   Oil on canvas
See Ya Later Ranch
30 x 36 in.   Oil on canvas
Robert E. Wood: Yumnuska Moon Robert E. Wood: Sarrail Creek Falls Robert E. Wood: Ponderosa Sunset
Yumnuska Moon
20 x 24 x 2 in.   Oil on canvas   
Sarrail Creek Falls
48 x 18 in.   Oil on canvas
Ponderosa Sunset
48 x 48 in.   Oil on canvas
Robert E. Wood: Lower Consolation Lake Robert E. Wood: Winter Dawn Robert E. Wood: Dance in the Sun
Lower Consolation Lake
24 x 36 in.   Oil on canvas
Winter Dawn
36 x 48 in.   Oil on canvas
Dance in the Sun
30 x 40 in.   Oil on Linen
Robert E. Wood: See Ya Later Ranch Robert E. Wood: Hillside in Yellow, Okanagan Falls Robert E. Wood: Fall's Glory
See Ya Later Ranch
18 x 24 in.   Oil on canvas
Hillside in Yellow, Okanagan Falls
40 x 30 in.   Oil on canvas   
Fall's Glory
16 x 20 in.   Oil on board   
Robert E. Wood: Desert Flowers - Osoyoos Robert E. Wood: Lake View Vines Robert E. Wood: Canyon Light
Desert Flowers - Osoyoos
20 x 24 in.   Oil
Lake View Vines
12 x 16 in.   Oil on board
Canyon Light
12 x 16 in.   Oil on board
Robert E. Wood: Canyon Waterfall Robert E. Wood: Winter Sun Robert E. Wood: Okanagan Fenceline
Canyon Waterfall
24 x 30 in.   Oil on canvas
Winter Sun
16 x 20 in.   Oil on canvas
Okanagan Fenceline
40 x 40 x 2 in.   Oil on canvas
Robert E. Wood: Trellis Grapes Robert E. Wood: Okanagan Meadow Robert E. Wood: In the Garden
Trellis Grapes
30 x 40 in.   Oil on canvas
Okanagan Meadow
24 x 30 in.   Oil on canvas
In the Garden
20 x 24 in.   Oil on canvas
Robert E. Wood: Break of Day Robert E. Wood: Kanaskis Meadow Robert E. Wood: Blaze of Autumn
Break of Day
9 x 12 in.   Oil on canvas
Kanaskis Meadow
12 x 16 in.   Oil on Panel
Blaze of Autumn
8 x 10 in.   Oil on Panel
Robert E. Wood: Ponderosa Shadows Robert E. Wood: Hidden Falls Robert E. Wood: California Poppies
Ponderosa Shadows
24 x 36 in.   Oil on canvas
Hidden Falls
28 x 22 in.   Oil on canvas
California Poppies
36 x 48 in.   Oil on canvas
Robert E. Wood: Canyon Sunset Robert E. Wood: Power's Creek Robert E. Wood: Quails Gate Afternoon
Canyon Sunset
40 x 20 in.   Oil on canvas
Power's Creek
18 x 48 in.   Oil on canvas
Quails Gate Afternoon
12 x 16 in.   Oil on board   
Robert E. Wood: Quail's Gate View Robert E. Wood: Ponderosa Shadows Robert E. Wood: South Okanagan Sumac
Quail's Gate View
12 x 16 in.   Oil on board
Ponderosa Shadows
20 x 24 in.   Oil on canvas
South Okanagan Sumac
30 x 48 in.   Oil on canvas

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