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Christopher P. Wood at Goldmark

24th January 2022

The third major show of Christopher P. Wood’s paintings is being held at Goldmark gallery in Uppingham from 19 February until 19 March 2022

The Lost Field by Christopher P. Wood, courtesy of Goldmark

New work by Christopher P. Wood will be on display at Goldmark gallery in Uppingham, Rutland, from 19 February.

Yorkshire born and bred, Wood has developed a reputation for both the playfulness and rare insight of his art. He breaks and stretches artistic conventions, and his sense of humour – married to a daring and rare talent – makes Wood one of the most interesting British artists of his generation.


Born in Leeds in 1961, Wood is a painter and printmaker of atmospheric and enigmatic imagery. He gained a master’s degree in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art in 1986 and has consistently had successful exhibitions in the UK and abroad. His work is held in numerous public and private collections, including Harrogate Art Gallery, Leeds City Council and the Unilever Collection.

The work

Wood’s work features magical, symbolic figures and signs, what the artist calls an exploration of the interior world of the imagination. He spends a great deal of time priming his canvases, often four times over, and builds his pictures in such a way that, once begun, each must be finished in a single sitting, an emotionally draining task to say the least.

Image of Christopher P. Wood courtesy of Goldmark

Mike Goldmark, founder of the gallery nearly 50 years ago comments: ‘We are always delighted to host an exhibition by Christopher P. Wood. 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.

Exhibition, film and book

There will be a walkthrough film of the exhibition hosted by Max Waterhouse on and Goldmark will simultaneously publish a special 108-page full-colour book on Christopher P. Wood authored by Dr Richard Davey and containing  98 colour plates.

Admission to the Christopher P Wood exhibition is free 7 days a week from 19 February to 19 March 2022.

Goldmark, 14 Orange Street, Uppingham LE15 9SQ, 01572 821424,

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