Southern Vermont Artist, Tim Wood, Showing Artworks at Bartleby's Books Through December

WILMINGTON VERMONT – Running through December, Bartleby's Books will be showing the work of local artist, Tim Wood, in the upstairs gallery of their book shop, located at 17 West Main Street in Wilmington.

Residing in Southern Vermont, Wood is a self-taught water media artist who's artworks mostly focus on snowy, New England-town landscapes and night scenes, “battered fishing boats of the North Atlantic” and the occasional stunning portrait of a famed musician rendered on mat board.


Article by Joe Milliken * Photos courtesy of Tim Wood

When asked about the subject of painting these rustic, tugboat fishing vessels, Wood states: “There are plenty of artists who create great sail boat paintings, however, I see a true sense of history and work ethic in these old, working boats. It's what I try to bring to life in these paintings.”

Ironically, Wood has not been an artist all his life and in fact, had little interest in art outside of album covers or movie poster illustrations, until he ultimately began to better understand art in his early 20's and more importantly, how to create it. “After dabbling for a few years with different mediums and styles, I had an epiphany of sorts after discovering the Edward Hopper painting 'Nighthawks,'” Wood explained. “That particular artwork effected everything I painted after that and to this day, I still ask myself if the light in my paintings can approach that of 'Nighthawks'...”

So, how did the artist's upcoming showing at Bartleby's come about?

“The Deerfield Valley Chamber of Commerce had recently offered an art project called Cool Runnings in which six-foot toboggans and sponsors were provided to local artists to work with,” Wood explained. “My sponsor was The Richards Group Insurance... On November 26 the toboggans will be auctioned off at the Grand Summit Hotel at Mount Snow in Dover, Vermont.

“I also wanted to host an extended art exhibit in the area as to offer my work to those who perhaps didn't win at the auction or might want to own a smaller art piece. Bartleby's was my first choice simply because it is a tailor-made space for art, a larger room with good lighting. I asked the owner about the idea and they were gracious enough to offer me the space for the months of November and December. My work is currently hanging at the book shop and I will also be hanging a few new pieces moving forward, leading up to the Cool Runnings auction.”

Wood will be showing his original artworks and select prints through December at the book shop's upstairs gallery. For more information, contact Bartleby's Books at 802.464.5425 or by email at bartbooks@sover.net. Located at 17 West Main Street in scenic Wilmington, Vermont, the shop is open seven days and the hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Also, contact artist, Tim Wood, at 802.348.7480 or find him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/timwoodart.