John Wood lives in Rockland, Maine.
Moving to New York in the 70s, John
studied oil painting under the tutelage
of Michael Aviano at the
National Academy in NYC. In 1996,
Wood switched his style to
watercolors and location to
Philadelphia where he studied with
James McFarlane and Frank Webb.
He joined the Watercolor Society of
both Pennsylvania and Baltimore
and exhibited at the Berman Art
Museum and Woodmere in
Moving to Maine in 2008, John
continued studying watercolor
painting and was particularly
inspired by the late Judy Wagner.
He is now working locally with the oil
painter and teacher, Ron Frontin.
“I find that my portraits and
landscapes in oil and watercolor
compliment each other,” he said. As
proof of his words, John was
accepted in both mediums into the
prestigious juried Miami, Dade, and
Broward Tri-County Biennial in
Florida where he used to winter.
John’s paintings are in many private
collections and can be viewed at