The London Times art critic Joanna Pitman wrote this about
Woolcock's style and influences:
"The scale and proportions of his work present an internal harmony, and this mood is completed in the delicate balance between form and the exquisite colours he uses. We see lyrical lines and geometric fragmented shapes... Woolcock has seemed to show an interest in Cubism and a wonderful sense of contour and drama. There is a meditative serenity in his colour variations which perhaps reflects the contemplative personality of Woolcock himself...his landscapes evoke the beauty and grandeur of the Irish and English Countryside.”
Over the past twenty years, I have had the
pleasure of knowing Tim Woolcock and
observing the development of his style. As a
painter he has come a long way, defining and
refining his own language in communion with
art history, and as always, primarily, the British
and Irish landscape.
The source of his inspiration has remained the same, as has the spiritual calm. What has changed has been the form of his visual discourse; that has over recent years acquired a more elegant finesse.
Nowadays, as Tim ekes out their innate essence: the contours, meanderings, scuffs and scars of the landscape with which Tim illuminates his discourse, have been heightened by abstraction, evolving into more refined but still idiosyncratic forms . What he presents us with in his recent works, are paintings that ask us to make of them what we will – that challenge the uninitiated to explore their hidden depths.
Force fields of syncopated geometry merge to incorporate still life, portraiture and landscape, here a nod to Calder et al, there a bow to Braque.
As ever, the work is elemental and infinite in its scope. As ever, the work is singularly Woolcock – meditative, joyful, British in the best sense of being British - and masterly, increasingly so.
Peter Cameron, 2020
Tim Woolcock (born 1952 in Lancashire,
England) is a Modern British painter in the
tradition of the 1950s.
His works have been exhibited nationally and internationally and are in private and public collections worldwide.
In 2009 the Office of Public Works in Dublin, Ireland acquired one of his artworks for the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
Between 1963 and 1970, he attended Arnold School in Blackpool, northern England, and in 1971 the Roehampton Institute (London University) to study Philosophy and Art. From 1974–1986, he taught in London schools.
|2002||St Giles Gallery, Norwich|
|2003||Bloxham Gallery, London|
|2004||Russell Gallery, London; Art London; Art Chicago|
|2005||Royal Society of British Artists; Russell Gallery, London; Art London; Langham Gallery, Suffolk|
|2006||Lemon Street Gallery, Cornwall|
|2007||Mark Ransom Gallery, London|
|2009||13th Boston Fine Art Show|
|20011||Ransom Gallery, London|
|2012||Jorgensen Gallery, Dublin|
|2016||Paisnel Gallery, London|
|2016||London Art Fair, Paisnel Gallery, London|
|2017||British Art Fair 20/21, Paisnel Gallery, London|
|2018||London Art Fair, Paisnel Gallery, London|
|2018||Jorgensen Gallery, Dublin|
|2018||The Nine British Art, British Art Fair Saatchi Gallery|
|2019||The Nine British Art, Mid May Group Show|
|2019||London Art Fair, The Nine British Art|