Born Joseph Allen Wood, the painter grew up in Florissant, Missouri, which was an early creole settlement created in 1767. Wood first began drawing when he was twelve years old and in 1997 felt the need to pick up a paintbrush. Wood admits that part of his formative years as an artist were spent taking formal and specialized art classes, but also learned quite a bit of the craftsman trade from his father.

Known for his exquisite portraiture subjects, Wood has called his art a mixture of regionalism, futurism, and realism--all tossed together; All the while retaining the skill of his portratist/Landscape training. Wood's work is collected internationally.

The artist resides in St. Louis, Missouri.

You can also find additional work by this artist in our Érotique Gallery.