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AN Uppingham art gallery is set to host a “magical” and “thought-provoking” exhibition of work by a prolific landscape artist.

Image: Goldmark Gallery

From February 19, Goldmark Gallery will be exhibiting work by Christopher P Wood, who they describe as “one of the most talented and prolific artists working in Britain today.”

Yorkshire born and bred, Wood is one of a notable group, which includes Damien Hirst and Marcus Harvey, who were taught art at Allerton Grange High School in Leeds by David Wood and Anne Green.

He is a painter and printmaker of “atmospheric and enigmatic imagery,” who has had successful exhibitions both in the UK and abroad.

“We are always delighted to host an exhibition by Christopher P Wood,” said Mike Goldmark, who founded Goldmark Gallery in Orange Street nearly 50 years ago.

“This will be the third major show of his paintings at the gallery and each one spawns a host of new admirers for Christopher’s magical, thought provoking and elegant work.”

Alongside the exhibition, there will also be a walkthrough film hosted by Max Waterhouse on gold and

Goldmark will also be publishing a special 108 page full colour book on Christopher P Wood, authored by Dr Richard Davey and containing 98 colour plates.

Commenting on Wood’s work, Dr Richard Davey, fellow in the School of Art and Design at Nottingham Trent University, said: “He [Wood] shows us the reality of both pigment and poetry, wandering the space between wonder and knowledge, the unnamed and named where mystery exists. ….Wood’s paintings offer us both poetry and prose; a world where monsters prowl the bedroom and tree branches fall as patterned shadows on the wall.”

Admission to the Christopher P Wood exhibition is free seven days a week from February 19, until March 19.

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Christopher P Wood. Image Goldmark Gallery