Hugh Dunford Wood

Hugh Dunford Wood has worked as an artist designer since his student days in the 1970s at the Ruskin School of Art in Oxford.  It was as though his military father had planted an onion and up came a daffodil.

He paints landscapes and portraits; he also designs textiles, crockery, jewellery, neon and wallpapers (<http://www.dunfordwood.com>).  He has worked with The National Trust, Paul Smith & Yoshi Yamamoto, and many other national & international designers.

Portraits of film makers and poets, families and death masks, landscapes and engravings have been the staple of his art, with which he has worked as Artist-in-Residence with the Royal Shakespeare Company, with the Globe Theatre in London when it first opened and at the Museum of Bermuda Art in 2009 for the 400th anniversary of their first settlement.  He was also Artist in Residence with the Church of England in Fulham.

He enjoys engaging with professionals in other disciplines and cultures.  Inspired by his mentor Peggy Angus, Hugh loves to exchange skills and experience, and encourage others to find their own creativity.

His work is solidly based on observing the natural world combined with a practical sense of design. This brings an integrity to all he makes. There is often a playful quality that is rooted through working with his hands, and more recently lino-printing with his feet.

Hugh has always been keen to demystify and disseminate the role of the arts, co-founding the first Open Studio Weeks in Britain in 1983, in Oxfordshire, and the Lyme Regis ArtsFest in 2003. He also curated the pop-up National Gallery of Lyme Regis for Dorset Art Weeks.

Hugh’s occasional Wallpaper Design Weekend Workshops are unique, attracting students from all over Europe & the Far East to his studio in Dorset.

He is a member of The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, the Chelsea Arts Club, Artist Member of the Royal Western Academy, and Visiting Tutor at West Dean College.  His work is in the collections of The V&A, the British Council, The Bodleian Library and various Oxford Colleges.

He has exhibited work throughout Britain, and in Japan, Europe, Iceland, the USA, India, Brazil and Bermuda. Recent shows include The Munich Handwerkskammer Exhibition, the Other Art Show, London, and the Ruthin Centre for the Applied Arts.

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Portraits of film makers and poets, families and death masks, landscapes and engravings have been the staple of his art, with which he has worked as Artist-in-Residence with the Royal Shakespeare Company, with the Globe Theatre in London when it first opened and at the Museum of Bermuda Art in 2009 for the 400th anniversary of their first settlement.  He was also Artist in Residence with the Church of England in Fulham.

He enjoys engaging with professionals in other disciplines and cultures.  Inspired by his mentor Peggy Angus, Hugh loves to exchange skills and experience, and encourage others to find their own creativity.

His work is solidly based on observing the natural world combined with a practical sense of design. This brings an integrity to all he makes. There is often a playful quality that is rooted through working with his hands, and more recently lino-printing with his feet.

Hugh has always been keen to demystify and disseminate the role of the arts, co-founding the first Open Studio Weeks in Britain in 1983, in Oxfordshire, and the Lyme Regis ArtsFest in 2003. He also curated the pop-up National Gallery of Lyme Regis for Dorset Art Weeks.

Hugh’s occasional Wallpaper Design Weekend Workshops are unique, attracting students from all over Europe & the Far East to his studio in Dorset.

He is a member of The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, the Chelsea Arts Club, Artist Member of the Royal Western Academy, and Visiting Tutor at West Dean College.  His work is in the collections of The V&A, the British Council, The Bodleian Library and various Oxford Colleges.

He has exhibited work throughout Britain, and in Japan, Europe, Iceland, the USA, India, Brazil and Bermuda. Recent shows include The Munich Handwerkskammer Exhibition, the Other Art Show, London, and the Ruthin Centre for the Applied Arts.

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