Originally from Sherborn, Massachusetts, Amy Peters Wood began her art studies at the Decordova Museum School in Lincoln Mass. She has studied painting at The Rhode Island school of Design and the Maine College of Art. She studied both zoology, physics and art at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Mills College in Oakland,California. Additionally, she holds a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University.
As a resident of the state of Maine for over twenty five years, Wood has exhibited at some of the finest art galleries and museums around the world. Her works have been included in exhibits at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, the Penobscot Marine Museum, and many other museums around the country. Articles about her work have appeared in Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors magazine, The Journal of the AVMA, Art Buzz, The Portland Press Herald, the Times Record and online at Maine Art Scene.
In 2003 Wood completed a global circumnavigation with her husband Philip Shelton, on board “Iwalani” a gaff rigged cutter they built at their farm in Georgetown, Maine. In 2008 she was awarded a bronze medal by the Independent Publisher book Awards, a gold medal Next Generation Indie award and a first place “Do it Yourself book award,” for her book “World Voyagers the True Story of a Veterinarian, a Renaissance Man and Stewart the Cat,” published in 2007 by Book Orchard Press. Currently, she is trying to learn to fly Iwalani II, the amphibious float plane built by her husband and stepson Nathaniel.