BIO

ENID WOOD, PSA, PSNM

Texas artist Enid Wood is happiest when she is outside: walking, eating, teaching, or painting. When inside, she likes looking out a window, or painting landscapes in soft pastel. Raised in Colorado, with summers spent in Santa Fe, Enid loves the colors, shapes, and textures of mountains, rocks, clouds, trees, and meadows. 

She studied still life and portrait painting at Westminster College in Salt Lake City with Don Doxey. Her subsequent career as a violin teacher took her to Berkeley, New Haven, London, Pittsburgh, and Bastrop, TX. Ten years ago, inspired by the beautiful paintings and places seen during her travels, she joined Albert Handell’s mentorship program in New Mexico and became a landscape painter.  She has also studied pastel painting with Jen Evenhus, Stephanie Birdsall, Linda Wallen, Marla Baggetta, Doug Dawson, Terri Ford, Duane Wakeham, Colette Odya Smith, Fred Somers, Dina Gregory, Rita Kirkman, Richard McKinley, Elizabeth Castonguay, Judy Mattei, Dawn Emerson, Clayton Beck, Mike Beeman, Sally Strand, and Suchitra Bhosle. 

Her paintings usually begin with one color or an unexpected pair of colors. The rest of the painting takes shape from that beginning.  For Enid, the vitality of each stroke evokes a mood, makes textures, and creates harmonies. She enjoys finding a balance between the intuitive and analytical paths to art. Enid also likes thinking about the creative process and is a frequent contributor to Pastel Journal.

Enid’s work has won a multitude of local, national, and international awards. She is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and the Pastel Society of New Mexico. 

Enid teaches painting workshops locally, regionally, and nationally and is in demand as a juror and judge for pastel exhibitions. Her paintings appear in private and corporate collections throughout the world.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS  

International Association of Pastel Societies 32nd Juried Exhibition, American Art Company, Tacoma, WA  March & April 2018. 

Solo Exhibition: Favorite Places: Real & Imagined. Recent and retrospective pastel landscape and abstract paintings. Mosaic Art & Home, Smithville, TX, May 2016 

Austin Pastel Society Juried Member Exhibition, Austin, TX. March/April 2017 & 2018

American Women Artists Associate Members 2015 Juried Online Show

Featured Artist: Art Connections, Bastrop, TX 78602. December 2015 & September 2016

Art of the Pastel 2015, Third Coast Gallery, Galveston, TX — September 2015

Solo Show: “Touched by Time,” Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary — September 2015

Austin Pastel Society Juried Member Exhibition, The Corridor of Art, 700 Lavaca Street, Lower Level, Austin, TX.  March 2015

2015 Round Top Salon International Exhibition & Competition, The Gallery at Round Top, Bybee Square, Round Top, TX — February 2015

Pastel Society of New Mexico Signature Members Show, Matrix Gallery, Albuquerque, NM — October 2014 

Austin Pastel Society Juried Member Exhibition, Corridor of Art, 700 Lavaca, Austin, TX — each year: March 2008 through 2015

ACT International Invitational Exhibition and Auction, Fayetteville, TX, March 2014, February 2016

Annual National Juried Exhibition, Pastel Society of New Mexico,  Albuquerque, NM — each year: November 2007 through 2013

"Woman's Work: The Power and the Beauty," The Gallery at Round Top, Round Top, TX — September 2013 

The Pastel Society of America Open Juried Exhibition, The National Arts Club, New York, NY — September 2012 & 2013

Solo Exhibition: "Water Works", RA Green Mercantile, Bastrop, TX — August 2013 

Pastel Society of the West Coast 27th Annual Pastels USA — June 2010 & 2013

West Austin Studio Tour, Austin, TX, May 2013 & 2014

"You Have the Magic Dust," Alabama Pastel Society National Exhibition, Hoover, AL — September 2012

International Association of Pastel Societies 2012 Gallery Exhibition, Brea, CA — August 2012

"Enduring Brilliance: The Pastel Society of America at 40", The Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ — May 2012

Southeastern Pastel Society International Open Juried Exhibition, Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA — May 2012

21st Annual Artists Association of Northern Colorado National Art Exhibition, Fort Collins, CO — April 2012 

2011 Juried Member Exhibition, Pastel Society of the Southwest, Eisemann Center, Richardson, TX — November 2011

“Reflections in Pastel”, Arkansas Pastel Society 4th National Exhibition, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Little Rock, AR — October 2011

International Association of Pastel Societies Juried Exhibition — June 2009 & 2011

“Local Color,” Solo Exhibition, Watercolors Gallery, Pittsburgh — January 2007

Masters Mystery Art Show, Ritz Carlton Hotel, Miami Beach — December 2006

“Yin,” Studio K, Pittsburgh — April 2005

Solo Exhibition, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Undercroft Gallery, Denver — June 1977

GALLERIES 

Artworks, Austin, TX 

Art Connections, Bastrop, TX 

Canon del Rio, Jemez Springs, NM 

The Gallery at Round Top, Round Top, TX

Lost Pines Artisans Alliance, Smithville, TX

Mosaic Art & Home, Smithville, TX

AWARDS

Turquoise Trail,” 3rd Place Portrait & People’s Choice Award, Austin Pastel Society Juried Member Exhibition, March 2018

Turban Squash,” First Place Still Life, Austin Pastel Society Juried Member Exhibition, March 2018

Midwinter,” First in Show, 2015 Austin Pastel Society Juried Member Exhibition, March 2015

Lily Pond with Iris,” Merit Award, 2015 American Women Artists Online Exhibition

“Friday Nocturne,” Ampersand Award of Excellence for Pastel, 2015 Round Top Salon International Exhibition & Competition, February 2015

“Desert Varnish" 2nd Place Landscape, Austin Pastel Society Juried Member Exhibition, March 2014

"Breakwater" Second Place, Bastrop 2D Competition 2013

"Breakwater" Second Place Landscape, Austin Pastel Society Juried Member Exhibition, March 2013

"Sunlit Stream" Third Prize, Alabama Pastel Society National Exhibition, September 2012

"Whitewater" 3rd Place Landscape, Austin Pastel Society Juried Member Exhibition, March 2012

Sunswept” Honorable Mention Landscape, Pastel 100, Pastel Journal 2012

“Celebration” Best in Show, 30th Annual Pastel Society of the Southwest Juried Exhibition, November 2011 

Leaning Aspen” Merit Award, 30th Annual Pastel Society of the Southwest Juried Exhibition, November 2011 

Spring Snowfall” Holbein/Richeson/Pastel Journal/Pastel Society of the West Coast Award, 20th Pastel Society of New Mexico Juried National Exhibition, November 2011 

Thunderstruck” First Place Landscape, Austin Pastel Society Juried Member Exhibition 2011

Between Storms” First Prize in Show, Austin Pastel Society Members’ Exhibition 2010

Morning Mist” Second Place Landscape, Austin Pastel Society Juried Member Exhibition 2010

High Noon” Honorable Mention Landscape, Pastel 100, Pastel Journal 2009

Bright Moments” First Place, Landscape, Austin Pastel Society Juried Member Exhibition 2009

Enchanted Evening” Merit Award, Austin Pastel Society Members Show 2008

PUBLICATIONS 

“Artists to Watch,” Pastel Journal, December 2015, p. 47.

“An Elevated View,” Pastel Journal, December 2014, p.34–41.

“Skill Builders: Under Armor,” Pastel Journal, October 2014, p. 8–13.

“Beyond Frustration,” Pastel Journal, February 2014, p. 20–23.

"Eyes on the Skies: Meet 12 artists who capture the elusive and changing skies," Southwest Art, August 2013, p. 102-113. "Promise" p. 107. 

“Sunswept” Honorable Mention Landscape, Pastel 100, Pastel Journal March-April, 2012.

“Music Lessons,” Reprinted in VicPastel, Newsletter of The Pastel Society of Victoria, Australia, December 2011-January 2012, p. 8-9.

“Music Lessons,” The Pastel Journal, October 2011, p. 18-21.

“High Noon” Honorable Mention Landscape, Pastel 100, Pastel Journal March-April, 2009.

“Arroyo” Pittsburgh Magazine, March 2007.

SALES 

Corporate Collections: Texas. Private collections: Japan, Denmark, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, Colorado, Texas, Alabama, Florida, Massachusetts, Montana, Maryland, Missouri, New Mexico, South Carolina, Utah

EDUCATION 

Yale University, New Haven, CT — MAR 1984

Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT — BA 1977


 

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