Lincolnshire County Council has now put its Karl Wood paintings online. Along with Wood's representations of British windmills – many of which were completed on his windmill cycling tours – there are many general architectural features of Lincolnshire, his adopted county. Karl Salsbury Wood was born in 1888 in Kings Newton, Derbyshire. After spending several years in Nottingham, Wood moved to Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, after serving with the Third Seaforth Highlanders in World War II. It was in Gainsborough that he made his reputation as a painter, and where he stayed until his imprisonment for 'gross indecency' (homosexuality) in Lincoln Prison in 1951. On his release, Wood retired to Pluscarden Abbey near Forres in Moray, where he became an oblate, and where he died in 1958.
In all, there are 2505 images of Wood's paintings online.