Ronnie Wood’s extraordinary career
ranges from rock legend to radio presenter, from writer to actor.
Although he is best known as guitarist for the Rolling Stones, he
has also pursued a lifelong passion for art that has won him
international recognition and critical acclaim. Wood describes his
‘awakening to art’ when as a child he won a competition and had his
drawings featured on the BBC TV programme Sketch Club. His interest
and obvious talent took him to the Ealing Art College, where
coincidentally Freddie Mercury of Queen and Pete Townshend of The
Who were also students.
Wood's artwork has been successfully
exhibited in Europe, America and the Far East. Inextricably linked
with his musical career, it features his fellow band members and
other iconic figures from the world of rock music. He has also been
acknowledged at home by the British artistic establishment - Brian
Sewell described him as “accomplished” the South Bank Show devoted
an entire programme to his artwork, while Liberty & Co. has produced
a clothing line using fabrics printed with his art.