“ ... the delicate balance between form and the exquisite colours ...”

Joanna Pitman, London Times

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

“ ... paintings that ask us to make of them what we will ...”

“ ... the work is singularly Woolcock - meditative, joyful, British in the best sense of being British ...”

Peter Cameron, art dealer

As a modern British painter Woolcock's landscapes have often been described as mystical in their composition. He has always shown an affinity with Zen and this is reflected in most of his work. The strong pigments used in his oil colour have also made his work distinctive.

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.


EXHIBITIONS

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