CAMDEN — John Wood of Rockland is the Artist of the Month at the Camden Public Library. Wood’s watercolor paintings will be exhibited in the Picker Room and will include recent paintings, mostly landscapes and seascapes of the midcoast area of Maine. An opening reception for the artist will take place 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. Visitors may view the paintings when the library is open, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, until 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 1-5 p.m. Sundays.
Wood has an extensive background in the arts. He has been a painter of landscapes for much of his life and has spent a part of his arts career as professional actor and singer in New York City where he appeared on stage, daytime television and in film. He credits his theater training in helping develop his skills as a painter. He has studied painting in New York, Maine, and at schools in Oregon and Philadelphia. He has been juried into shows at the Berman Art Museum, the Woodmere Museum and the Wayne Art Center in the Philadelphia area. He is a signature member of the Pennsylvania and Baltimore Watercolor societies and he has had paintings accepted in juried exhibitions of both societies.