Artist: Simone Wood

 

Fine Art Watercolor by Simone Wood

Western North Carolina

Hendersonville, North Carolina artist Simone Wood has always had a passion for the world of art that started her long professional career in the floral arena. Having received multiple top design awards in international and U.S. flower shows, Simone was also an accredited flower show judge in multiple state flower competitions in connection with FTD, 1-800 Flowers to name a few. She retired from the industry by having served many years in the esteemed floral department at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville.

Trading in her floral tools for watercolor paint and brushes, Simone is a disciplined artist who focuses on avian subjects in her signature Haiku style. Choosing to leave out complicated backgrounds, she successfully incorporates the use of white space as part of her art, along with the intentional controlled splattering that helps create an unexpected sense of interest and movement. The black round stamp which follows her signature is that of her father-in-law John, who had served on the Atomic Bomb Commission panel shortly after WWII. “I am honored to place his stamp under my name to honor his passion for birds. For as long as I am creating art, his name will follow”. Not only does she share in his interest in birds, she recognizes his degree in Ornithology from Cornell University.

Future studies will continue to be songbirds with an emphasis on owls and birds of prey. Simone will put more focus on the wing tip feathers while not compromising the abstract style of her art that she became known for.

She accepts a limited number of commission requests per year.