Frank Woods is an artist who grew up in Montreal attending McGill University and earning a BA in Economics and Political Science. He has been a long time Vermont resident, living in Montpelier and spending most of each summer in Métis-Sur-Mer, Québec. His formal training consisted of evening drawing classes at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, taught by Bill Flynn. He has shown his work widely in solo and group shows particularly in Central Vermont.
In his work he often relies on drawings from his landscape photographs when plein air painting is not possible. A sketch will be used as a point of departure and a way to organize images on canvas or panel. Woods appears to combine his personal icons and particular mark-making with related images found in the real landscape. Colors suggest themselves as the painting progresses and in response to what is already there, on the canvas.