Artist and former music industry executive Emma Wood is coming back to her roots with her first solo show in Soho.
The exhibition in restaurant and members bar Quo Vadis features her trademark hand decorated surfboards and skateboards created in her studio in Wales.
Wood, who worked for EMI for many years, blends her traditional skills with a style influenced by pop art and the surrealism of Storm Thorgerson – famous for creating album covers for Pink Floyd.
She said: “I am really excited to be presenting my first solo show at Quo Vadis in Soho. It feels like a real coming together of the various parts of my life that have informed my art; from the high-camp antics of Soho’s own grand dame of drag clubs; Madame Jojo’s to the night-clubs of Mexico where I worked with Sam and Crispin who now own Quo Vadis, via an office above Ronnie Scott’s round the corner from QV during my time in the music industry.
“It is the perfect place to present my work and I am excited to showcase the full range of my marquetry pieces ranging from wall pieces to 11ft surfboards.”