Painter, Visual Artists, Writer
C.V. Paul Woodford, Visual Artist and Writer.
Traditionally I come from a family of craftsmen, draughtsmen and artists.
As the pressure of studies associated with my professional career as an engineer relaxed, I started to paint seriously, joining the Victorian Artists Society where for a number of years I participated in their evening life class study groups.
During this time was fortunate to work alongside many established artists, in particular, “Jock” Frater who was only too pleased to be a casual tutor.
Over the years my work in oils, acrylics, watercolour and pastel has been acquired for private collections in Australia, UK, Europe and USA.
Much of this work has been commissioned to record memories of places, homes and pets. This interest in heritage painting is reflected in one of my works being selected for inclusion in the exhibition of paintings celebrating the centenary of the Melbourne Exhibition Building, as well as being selected as the prizewinner in the bicentenary exhibition of George Bass landing at San Remo.
It was also my pleasure to be able to tutor many aspiring artists in whatever medium they wished for five years at the Bundoora Community Centre.
I joined the “Artists Society of Phillip Island,” soon after its inception participating in many of their exhibitions and paintouts.
Completed a mural depicting many aspects of life on Phillip island, as a series of scenes on the wall of St Phillips Church Hall in Cowes.
A selection of my work is available on, www.artwanted.com/wood42a
My debut book is, “Arlen the 20th Century Messenger,” published as a paper back or ebook by Author House, available with reviews from Amazon. www.amazon.com/Arlen-20th-Century-Messenger/