Amelia Wood studied art and design for three years at Kingston College of Art and Design, including a one year foundation course. Later she graduated from The University of Creative Arts with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design.
Born in 1983, Wood naturally developed a huge passion for the 80s, especially for the ‘New Wave’ pop movement. Most of her inspiration and drive for creating art comes from this era. She is an abstract artist and adores painting her ‘own take’ on various architecture. For some reason (possibly because of her obsession for Miami Vice and all 80s/90s Americana), Wood produces numerous American street and beach scenes. The 1980s is her main, but not her only inspiration. She is also drawn to the vibrant clutter of European cities and the subtle haunts of the Middle East.
Her heart however, belongs to London, leading her wandering paintbrush to unconsciously glide over her canvas; creating her iconic skyline as well as her dark gritty alleys. One of her favourite artists, Kandinsky, significantly influences her work, resulting in the use of bright, bold and energetic colours, forms and shapes; ‘earth tones’ rarely feature in her vocabulary! Wood is also inspired by the works of Hockney, especially his use of crisp lines and angles, partnered with his timeless ability to create playful light dance across his work.