Press Release - March 15, 2017

“Painting Inspirations” by John Hood
displayed at Vineland Public Library

During the month of April, Vineland Public Library, 1058 E. Landis Avenue, is featuring Painting Inspirations, a watercolor 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 on Saturday, April 14, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

John Hood was born and raised in Massachusetts. After high school, he served 6 years in the Navy during the Vietnam War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was a Director of Information Technology retiring after 40 years to form his own computer consulting firm.

John has one daughter and was widowed after 40+ years of marriage. In the midst of the next chapter of his life, John chose to enjoy and pursue his artistic abilities. John had always enjoyed sketching, drawing, and painting. This pastime led him to take a college course in watercolors, and he continues taking classes, exhibiting and participating in local galleries and art shows. He has won awards in the Camden County’s Senior Citizen Juried Art Show and the Hammonton Art Gallery Juried Art Show.

According to the artist, “Watercolor is a very powerful way to express my feelings. I truly love watercolor with its unpredictability continuing to excite me when it is set free and does what it wants.”