Wood is a five-time winner of the Athena Award of Excellence, generally considered the most sought-after recognition in the automotive fine art world. She has shown her work at the Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance, where she won the Raymond E. Holland Award, presented to the outstanding artist at the event, and at other concours including Amelia Island, Florida, and Pebble Beach and Newport Beach, California.
Delahaye in Death Valley

Oil Painting

Her work has run as cover art and featured in pictorial spreads by automobile publications, including Road and Track, Automobile Magazine and Car Collector Magazine. Many of her original oil paintings are now in the collections of corporations and individual patrons including the Mullin Museum in Oxnard California.

She has had one-woman shows at both the Biarritz Art Gallery in Portland, Oregon, and at the Goldstrum Gallery in New York. In February 2001, the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles held a retrospective of Nicola Wood's work.


Juxtapose, Highway 1, LA TImes, Automobile Quarterly, LA Style, Per Lui, Auto Exotica, Sports Car Market, Car Collector, Garage Style,... to quote a few.


Wood's work is represented in the following books; "Paintings of California" by Arnold Skolnick with intro by Ilene Susan Fort. Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance "The Art of the Poster" Robert Devlin & Kandace Hawkinson. "A Celebration of Automotive Art" by Gerry Durnell. "Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, "Celebrating 50 years 1950 to 2000". "Santa Monica" by Jeffry Crussell and "International Survey" by Jeffrey Crussell.

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