Ronnie Wood’s extraordinary career ranges from rock legend to radio presenter, from writer to actor. Although he is best known as guitarist for the Rolling Stones, he has also pursued a lifelong passion for art that has won him international recognition and critical acclaim.
Wood describes his ‘awakening to art’ when as a child he won a competition and had his drawings featured on the BBC TV programme Sketch Club. His interest and obvious talent took him to the Ealing Art College, where coincidentally Freddie Mercury of Queen and Pete Townshend of The Who were also students.
Wood’s artwork has been successfully exhibited in Europe, America and the Far East. Inextricably linked with his musical career, it features his fellow band members and other iconic figures from the world of rock music. He has also been acknowledged at home by the British artistic establishment – Brian Sewell described him as “accomplished” the South Bank Show devoted an entire programme to his artwork, while Liberty & Co. has produced a clothing line using fabrics printed with his art.