Michael MacDonagh Wood was born in London, England in 1952. His father was the highly respected marine artist, Peter MacDonagh Wood.
Michael studied Art and Design at Twickenham College of Technology. He also took up painting and printinaking at Hammersmith Art School. In 1976, he attended Whitelands College of Education and Gorham College, Maine USA, where he specialized in photography and qualified as art teacher in 1979.
That same year he married Veronica Charlesworth, she herself an artist Michael and Veronica settled in the Cotswolds and for the next six years, Michael concentrated on developing his skills as a printmaker, producing limited edition screen prints and etchings.
In 1987, Michael visited the beautiful Greek island of Paxos where he rediscovered his love of painting, producing a series of evocative, sunlit landscapes. His water colors display an eye for detail and an intense use of color while remaining fresh and lively.
Following the success of his Greek paintings, Michael has traveled widely in Europe. Venice is now a favorite subject and he prefers to paint the backwaters away from the bustle of the tourist sights. The beauty and mystery of the famous city is captured by Michael's accurate draughtsmanship and masterly rendition of the reflected architecture.
In France, the neglected villages of the rural south, their faded ochre houses nestling harmoniously in a medieval landscape, particularly inspire.
Michael's work has been exhibited widely in Britain and the United States.
Michael works with a craftsman printer to reproduce his watercolors as signed, limited edition prints. Only the finest quality materials are used. Due to the use of lightfast inks, your print will be as resistant to color change as modern technology will allow. The paper is acid-free so it will not yellow and you will be able to enjoy your print for many years.