December 1, 2011 – February 12, 2012
Featuring Harold Wood
“With an adventurous spirit and a driving passion for artistic achievement, I arrived in the United States in 1978 with a small suitcase, paintbrushes and a commission to paint a mural of Arabic life for a Boeing 707 for the Dee Howard Company of San Antonio, Texas. This exposure to a new world of aircraft interiors led to my total fascination for applied arts to be incorporated into these interiors.
I then founded the former AVIART Group, and for 22 years was working owner of this small but highly successful company I specialized in the development of all types of decorative surfaces, which included all aspects of an aircraft interior using the highest quality materials. I sold the former AVIART Group in 2000 and embarked on his current venture, Harold J. Wood and Company.
Throughout 40 years of studio workmanship, I have masterfully incorporated my early hands-on experiences and developed my own aesthetic sense, level of skill and competency, giving rebirth to those age-old techniques in a new way. I retain what the 19th century art critic John Ruskin refers to as the ability to ‘see with the soul of the eye’ through my profound admiration for the decorative traditions of the past and devotion to achieving excellence in each project as a work of art.”