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
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.”