During the month of April, Vineland Public Library, 1058 E. Landis Avenue, is featuring Painting Inspirations, a water color exhibit by artist John Hood. The exhibit, hung in the library’s Doris Tripp Room, includes original watercolor paintings, many of which are available for purchase. The public is invited to a “Meet the Artist” reception Saturday, April 14, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
John Hood was born and raised inMassachusetts. After high school, he served 6 years in the Navy during theVietnam War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was a Director of InformationTechnology retiring after 40 years to form his own computer consultingfirm.
John has one daughter and waswidowed after 40+ years of marriage. In the midst of the next chapter of hislife, John chose to enjoy and pursue his artistic abilities. John had always enjoyedsketching, drawing, and painting. This pastime led him to take a college coursein watercolors, and he continues taking classes, exhibiting and participatingin local galleries and art shows. He has won awards in the Camden County’s SeniorCitizen Juried Art Show and the Hammonton Art Gallery Juried Art Show.
Accordingto the artist, “Watercolor is a very powerful way to express my feelings. Itruly love watercolor with its unpredictability continuing to excite me when itis set free and does what it wants.”