(CBS News) "Lots of musicians happen to be artists because you find, especially if you're a Gemini like me, that you're blessed with two things: music and art," Ronnie Wood said Monday at the New York opening of his art exhibition.
The Symbolic Collection's "Faces, Time and Places" exhibit features dozens of The Rolling Stones guitarist's art pieces, including a 1962 self-portrait.
It coincides with this weekend's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony, which will honor Wood's pre-Stones group, The Faces. The English rock guitarist was inducted for the first time in 1989 with The Rolling Stones.
"It's a great honor," Wood said at a press conference on Monday. "It's a great time for The Faces. It's a great time for me. It's a great time for my art."
The 64-year-old musician-artist said he paints "all the time" - at home, on the plane and practically everywhere in between.
The collection features Woods' studies of fellow Rolling Stones members, including a 1979 drawing of Woods, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.
Jagger is very hard to capture, said Wood, who attended art school in the 1960s. "I like the challenge," he added.
"Faces, Time and Places" runs through June 30, 2012.