Tom Wood was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanganyika in 1955. In 1959 he moved to West Yorkshire. As an artist he has been closely involved in the creation of The West Yorkshire Print Workshop also Yorkshire Printmakers in Leeds. He was one of the first artists to have a studio in the Dean Clough Mill Complex, Halifax and created a large studio and gallery at Phoebe Mills, Halifax, He was then employed by English Schools Foundation, Hong Kong as Senior Art Advisor. Upon returning to the UK he created the Art Academy at Redbrick Mill, Batley where he has a studio and continues to teach.