EARLY WINTER is the title of this highly textured acrylic painting by Massachusetts artist Bruce Wood. Created in 2011, the image captures sunlight on bushes and snow, and is inspired by an early snowfall at the artist's home. EARLY WINTER was exhibited at the 20th Annual Associate Artists Exhibition of the Lyme (Connecticut) Art Association, 2012. Bruce Wood's work is inspired by the the 19th Century American Impressionists. However, the scene is invigorated by his training as a contemporary artist. The 16" x 20" image is on stretched canvas. It is framed in a traditional plein air style gold-metal leafed wooden frame measuring 22" x 26.5". It is signed on the front, and signed, titled and dated on the back of the canvas. Bruce Wood is a painter of New England marine and countryside scenes. As a teen, Wood learned plain air landscape painting in Gloucester, Massachusetts, where he studied with Emile Gruppe and a variety of Cape Ann marine painters. He went on to formal art training at Massachusetts College of Art (BFA), and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA). Currently he is the oil painting conservator and director of the Woodshed Gallery in Franklin, Massachusetts, and an active member of the Lyme Art Association, Cape Cod Art Association, Wellesley Society of Artists and several other New England art associations. Bruce Wood's prints and paintings are in the collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, the University of Alabama, and the Rockford Art Museum in Illinois.