Watergate Gallery Presents Tisha Balesi Wood Neo Impressionism Evolves

By Editorial Team on May 16, 2022

Sat, 14 May 2022 — Sat, 11 June 2022

Tisha Balesi Wood, La Danse, Acrylic on canvas, 48×24
Closing Reception: Saturday, June 11 from 5pm to 7pm

Born in the Mediterranean city of Nice, France Tisha Balesi Wood received her formal art education at the Beaux Arts School. Her formative years were nurtured in traditional European gatherings known as Salons where her family and friends included artists, writers and educators. Raised traveling between the United States and France she has enjoyed a dual and bilingual culture basking in the saturation of Mediterranean colors and the beauty of North American landscape. Both her life and journeys become her subject matter taking the viewer to enchanting places. As a classically trained artist Tisha’s works reflect a passion for an impressionistic view. She completes a sensory experience in her paintings causing the painting to dance off the canvas. The colors in her landscapes and portraits enchant the eye.

Tisha paints with watercolors, oils and acrylics, displaying a strong palette knife stroke in acrylic as well as a delicate brush when painting plein air watercolors.


  • Monday – Friday: 11-6
  • Saturday: 12-5
  • or by appointment

The gallery is located in the Watergate complex which is on Virginia and New Hampshire Avenues NW in the Mall area below street level. Entrances from the parking garage located on New Hampshire Avenue or the escalator on Virginia Avenue next to the US Post Office or stairs by the entrance of Watergate East residences.

Watergate Gallery is located at 2552 Virginia Avenue NW.