Ronnie Wood is best known for being a member of The Rolling Stones, but his artistic career has been equally as successful as his musical one.
Before beginning his musical career, Ronnie Wood received formal art training at Ealing College of Art, London. As his musical career grew, so did his artistic success. Known for carrying a sketchbook around with him, Ronnie Wood would record off-the-cuff observations of his experiences whilst on tour. These sketches of the Stones on stage and portraits of other performing artists such as Rod Stewart would form the basis for his larger scale paintings and original prints.
Over the years Ronnie Wood’s artwork has been widely exhibited. In 1996, he had a retrospective art exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, Sao Paulo, Brazil. His work has been honoured with numerous solo exhibitions in North and South America, in the Far East and throughout Europe. In 2007, his originals and limited edition prints were on display and for sale at major galleries in Japan, attracting over 5,000 gallery visitors.