Ernest Vincent Wood III Member Since July 2012 Artist Statement Born 1979, Ernest Vincent Wood III grew in mind, stature, and spirit and loved many a created thing. He attended Wichita State University with a general art emphasis until he was firmly but gently directed in oil painting. Even though life took many unsuspected turns, he finished his BFA in painting in 2006. That following Summer, with assistance from the Kansas Cultural Trust he attended The International School for Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture in Umbria, Italy. Once there, fate would bring him into contact with Irish painter Ted Jones and his gallery representative from Killarney, Ireland. A friendship developed, which led to the first painting sold of Ernest's work on Irish soil in 2007. Yearly shows followed in 2008 and 2009. Now married, he intends to continue painting, come what may.