Duane Wood is a native Upper Midwesterner. A graduate of Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, he has been a designer, art director, creative director and publisher in marketing communications and advertising for over 50 years. He has owned a marketing communications, graphic design and specialty publishing firm for 37 years. He has worked with many well-known companies including Pillsbury, Rockwell Collins and Winnebago as well as higher education. He has also taught art and design at the college and university level for many years at the University of Northern Iowa and Coe College. His style is impressionistic realism. He maintains a painting and drawing studio in his home in Iowa and his home on Dauphin Island, Alabama. His work includes painting and drawing in oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolor and charcoal with figure work, automotive, en plein air landscapes.