Mistaken Identity & Pinterest

I was amused to learn that yesterday I got two referrals to this website from Pinterest. When I dug a little deeper I discovered that a “pin” (a technical term us Pinterest fans use to describe an image) was tagged with my web address. The pin or image was of a lovely glass sculpture made by my namesake Chris Wood who makes glass installations. SHE lives in Cambridgeshire, whereas I am a bearded CHAP living on the South Coast. I have often thought it would be fun to work with glass but this Marine Artist has only dabbled with stained glass and will stick to life drawing and large scale maritime oil paintings !

I used to live in a tiny village with two artists – Me : CHRIS WOOD and CHRIS WOODS http://www.art-of-europe.com/woods.htm. He used to paint trains and I would occasionally get people phoning me up and asking for a print of The Flying Scotsman and he would get people trying to commission a naval battle ! That lasted for about 5 years then he retired to the West Country. People who have found this site will have got here by searching for Chriswoodartist but another way of avoiding confusion is by adding my middle initial – so you might have found me by searching for Chris N Wood.

I stopped calling myself Christopher many years ago when people seemed to confuse me with the famous Christopher Wood who died in 1930 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Wood_(English_painter) – the fact that I was born 22 years after his death didn’t deter the ill informed ! There is also another well known contemporary Scottish painter of fabulous abstracts who goes by the name of Christopher Wood www.christopherwood.co.uk/ and I’m sure there are a host of others ! http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/artists/christopher-p-wood

To return to the glass artist : her web address is www.chriswoodglass.co.uk/

I hope this goes some way to avoid confusion

CHRIS N WOOD aka chriswoodartist

PS the moral of the story being : BE CAREFUL HOW YOU CREDIT YOUR PINS ON PINTEREST !

About chriswoodartist

painter, print-maker and illustrator

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