Hugh Dunford Wood has worked as an independent artist and designer since his student days at Oxford’s Ruskin School of Art in the 1970’s. Inspired by the world around him, all of Wood’s work starts from observational drawings, which he then modifies and applies to different materials. Despite his expansive use of materials, there is a common style running throughout Wood’s work that represents his passion for bold images and colour.
Although his print work has been studiously refined and pertains to a political nature, it exhibits an air of playfulness and childlike sensibility in appearance. This is particularly striking in his ‘collino’ prints, a term coined by Wood to describe his use of collage and lino prints, which appear at first unassuming with their simple compositions and character designs, however it is only with closer inspection that the satirical nature is revealed.