Hugh Dunford Wood

Hugh Dunford Wood studied at Ruskin School of Fine Art, Oxford. He is an artist and printer - on fabric, paper and wallpaper. He has painted and exhibited worldwide with work in the collections of the V&A Museum andThe Bodlian Library. He was Artist in Residence with the Royal Shakespeare Company, at the Globe when it first opened and latterly on Bermuda for its 400th anniversary. His wallpaper designs follow the Arts and Crafts tradition, learnt from Peggy Angus in the 1970s.

Describe your approach to teaching:

The essence of sharing my skill is to give confidence and to show that developing this new skill can be useful and fun. I use lino block printing techniques, producing individual art prints, hand block printed wallpapers and linen textiles. The technique is equally applicable to furnishing and dress fabrics. My handmade wallpapers grace homes, hotels and opera houses around the world, including National Trust properties.

What inspires my work?

I aim to celebrate life is my credo, and most of my work is taken from observational sketches of the natural world (the best designer of all), these can be developed into the abstract.

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