‘An enormous adventure’: Regular visitor chronicles mid-life journey in new book

Published: Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 04:16 PM.

One day Wood noticed a bit of left-over paint in his garage. Rather than toss it out, he took it out to the front lawn and began throwing the paint in splatters to get his creative juices flowing. He didn't know at the time that he was following Jackson Pollack's style.

Wood threw those first attempts at creating artwork away, but more have followed.

"I'm told my work is abstract impressionism," he says. "But I know very little about it."

He's learning, though, as he has started reading about art and watching videos.

Wood still doesn't use a brush and continues to create by slinging paint from a paddle or stick. His artwork is selling and he has shows coming up next in Atlanta. At this time, none are scheduled in this area.

Wood takes his book to his art shows, which has helped its sales.

In this area, "The Kingfish Way" is available at Amazon, Sundog Books in Seaside, Big Mama's Gallery in Seagrove, The Hidden Lantern at Rosemary Beach, and Grayt Coffee House in Grayton. Big Mama's has a few pieces of his artwork but he mostly sells from his website at http://thekingfishway.com/.

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