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Twin Artists Prove Blood Is Thicker Than Paint

Posted June 14, 2000 7:00 a.m. EDT

— Real artistic talent is not easy to find. In some cases, it runs in the family. Two local artists prove family ties can help to create works of art.

Victor Wood, 26, shares a modest Raleigh apartment with another artist who happens to be his identical twin brother, Vincent.

"Most time they think one person did it," Victor says. "Then, they find out, 'Well, he did this and he did that.'"

While the twins share looks, talent and a competitive nature, they have completely different self-taught artistic styles.

Vincent draws detailed copies of sports photographs of the likes of Jordan or the Williams sisters. Topps has commissioned him to do sports cards. Golfer Payne Stewart's family is interested in some of his drawings.

Vincent is in the process of creating artwork with world class sprinter Antonio Pettigrew.

Victor, on the other hand, creates colorful landscapes and city scenes. His murals can be found in various area homes and businesses. The Wood brothers sometimes collaborate.

Vincent crafted a portrait of Payne Stewart's winning reaction at the 1999 U.S. Open, while Victor produced the 18th hole at Pinehurst.

"It's like a safety net. It's like I'm not doing this alone," Victor says. "He's willing to go down. If I go down, he's going down. If he's going down, I'm going down."

Anyone interested in knowing more about the artwork of the Wood brothers can contact their business, Twin Creations at919-755-6924.