Robin Gary Wood - Artist-Painter
CONNECTICUT-PRINCETON-BUCKS COUNTY


IN 1976 ROBIN TOOK THE QUEEN ELIZABETH (RETURN MAIDEN VOYAGE); FROM FRANCE-NEW YORK.  HE RE-LOCATED TO NEW YORK CITY...…..DARIEN; THEN WILTON, CONNECTICUT. HE CONTINUED TO PAINT DAILY....HE STUDIED AND EXIBITED AT THE SILVERMINE GUILD IN SILVERMINE, CONNECTICUT.   

HE RE-ESTABLISHED HIS OLD CONTACTS IN MANHATTAN AND MOVED TO A STUDIO IN PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY.  THEN, FINALLY TO RUSHLAND, BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA FOR SEVERAL YEARS.  HE EXIBITED OFTEN (SOMETIMES EVERY MONTH) IN PRINCETON, BUCKS COUNTY AND PHILADELPHIA.  

HE EXIBITED HIS HUGE PAINTINGS OF THE 'FREEDOM SERIES' IN A SHOW AT THE EDUCATIONAL TESTING CENTER OF PRINCETON.  LATER HIS GEOMETRIC (CUBISTIC) PAINTINGS THROUGHOUT THE EAST COAST.  HE HAD A ONE MAN SHOW OF THESE WORKS AT THE GRAND OPENING OF THE DUNEDIN CULTURAL CENTER IN FLORIDA.  

AT THIS TIME HE BEGAN A SERIOUS HEALTH REGIMINE......HE GAVE UP SMOKING, ALCOHOL, CAFFEINE. SUGAR, SALT AND ALL CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES.  HE CHANGED HIS DIET TO WHOLE AND ORGANIC FOODS.  HE EXCERCISED DAILY AND PRACTISED YOGA AND MEDITATION.  HE WENT FOR LONG HIKES AND BIKE RIDES WITH HIS NEWLY ACQUIRED      GOLD LABRADOR 'PILGRIM'.  HE WOULD TAKE LONG CAR TRIPS THROUGH-OUT THE UNITED STATES.  'PILGRIM' WAS A CONSTANT COMPANION ON THESE TRIPS......AND THE DOG APPEARS IN SEVERAL PAINTINGS.  THIS DOG WAS GENTLE, YET MAGICAL....SHE OFTEN KEPT HIM FROM HARM AND SURELY SAVED MY LIFE ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASSION.  SHE GAVE HIM THE LOVE HE NEVER HAD BEFORE...…...SHE TAUGHT HIM UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.  


THE DRAMATIC CHANGE IS REFLECTED IN HIS WORK OF THIS PERIOD IN HIS LIFE.  THESE COMMITMENTS GAVE HIM THE INCENTIVE TO DEFINE AND PRACTICE HIS LIFE PURPOSE.....TO HELP OTHERS AND BRING POSITIVE AND BEAUTIFUL CREATIONS TO HIS ENVIORMENT.  

AS A TEEN-AGER HIS FAVORITE AUTHORS WERE JAMES CAMPBELL (AUTOBIOGRAPHY....THE MANY FACES OF GOD, ETC) AND AYN RAND (WE THE LIVING AND FOUNTAINHEAD, ETC).  THESE WERE HIS GUIDES TO THE THEN AND THE PRESENT.  'TO BE THE BEST HE CAN BE.....
WIHOUT COMPROMISE...AND TO SEEK OUT OTHERS WHO WERE DOING THE SAME THING IN THEIR WAY.  'MOST OF ALL....AVOID NEGATIVITY WHEN POSSIBLE...….AND TO DREAM.'     
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