Gerry Wood has had a lifelong interest in art and was associated with painting as a child since her mother was an artist. A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, she attended Oklahoma State University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. It was not until later in her married life, when the children were older, that she took up art. Gerry studied art in private classes, art workshops, and adult education / community college classes -- among the instructors -- Jan Terry Moy, Ruth Rice Leas, Linda Griffin, Carleen Williams, Gary Akers, Skip Lawrence, Joe Mayer, Martha Hudson, Don Stone, Tony Couch, Olivia Trejo, Pat Dews, and Judi Betts.
Gerry was married to Eugene F. (Gene) Wood, and together they were an artistic couple who exhibited their work in shows and bazaars in the region; the Unique Boutique Show, Annmarie Garden Artfest, Calvert Artists' Guild shows, and were also featured artists on the cover of the St. Mary's County Guide 1997-1998 (published by the Rotary Club). Together they taught classes with Adult Education, Parks & Recreation, Commission on Aging, Pax River NAS, Charles County Community College, and private classes. Gene and Gerry held gallery shows, exhibitions, and entered juried shows winning many ribbons and awards. They enjoyed traveling together to art workshops, taking photographs, painting, fishing, boating, square dancing and hunting.
Gerry suffered the devastating loss of her painting companion, traveling partner, and beloved husband upon his death in December 1998. The Wildewood Village Cafe', in Wildewood Retirement Village, was dedicated to Gene Wood and exhibits their artworks. Gerry continues to be active in art and is a signature member of the prestigious Baltimore Watercolor Society (BWS), Calvert Artists' Guild, and Unique Boutique. She primarily paints in watercolors but does occasionally paint with acrylics, and her favorite subjects are landscapes, lighthouses, florals, fantasy fish and new themes New Orleans mansions and classic cars.
To obtain artwork, prints, note card stationery, or commissioned works, she may be reached at her home studio, 301-863-WOOD, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Look for images from Gerry's series in Gerry's Gallery!
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