Alan Wood was born in 1935 in England. He moved to Canada in 1971 and settled in BC in 1974. His interest in the dynamics of light and colour of the ocean, beach, forest and sky has dominated his work. In 1983 he gained international recognition for taking his painting directly into the landscape with his "Ranch" creation, an outdoor environmental work. This 320-acre painted construction built in the foothills of the Alberta Rockies was a monumental exploration of colour and form. He has continued to work with constructions of wood, canvas and paint around "Ranch", rock and waterfall themes. He is a prolific artist who has received international acclaim and has participated in many group and solo exhibitions in Great Britain, Europe, Canada, the United States and Australia.