Bill Woolway
Bill Woolway
Bill Woolway | Home Decor Artist
Once an ad man but always a painter, Bill Woolway traded his Chicago office for a Santa Barbara studio and never looked back. "If I don't paint," he says, "I hurt. I paint what I feel and go where my brush takes me." Working in acrylic on wood and canvas, he conveys with primitive grace a visceral connection to the land. Migrant farm laborers figure prominently, or a wayward dog bound for home. Found bottle caps or metal scraps make their way into his work, rustic relics repurposed at the artist's whim.
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One of Santa Barbara artist Bill Woolway's favorite themes is workers on the land, depicted here as field laborers. He contrasts the open fields with snug buildings and a grove of trees in the background "slice," over which loom slices of dark mountains and a turquoise sky. Made in USA. Exclusive. Acrylic on canvas. 28"W x 22"H.
$1,250.00
Another in Santa Barbara artist Bill Woolway's series of paintings depicting migrant farmworkers, this simple yet powerful work includes a small child amongst the workers. His primitive style, executed in earthtones layered in "slices," evokes strong emotions. Made in USA. Exclusive. Acrylic on wood. 14-1/2"W x 33"H.
$850.00
Now in his nineties, Santa Barbara artist Bill Woolway paints on. As he puts it, "If I don't paint, I hurt. I paint what I feel and go where my brush takes me." One of his favorite subjects is migrant farmworkers, seen here in his earth-toned, striated style, earning their daily bread. Made in USA. Exclusive. Acrylic on canvas. 22"W x 28"H.
$1,000.00
In his ongoing series exploring the lives of everyday workers, Santa Barbara artist Bill Woolway appreciates those who work in the lettuce and strawberry fields, rain or shine. USA. Exclusive. Original work, subject to prior sale. Acrylic on canvas. 22"W x 28"H.
$980.00
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Often described as "intuitive," the paintings of Santa Barbara artist Bill Woolway are often inhabited by figures of a temporal quality, not on the land, but locked into and a part of the land that nourishes us. This recent painting, incorporating his signature visceral slices of color, illustrates his credo: "I paint what I feel and go where my brush takes me." Exclusive. Acrylic on canvas. 11"W x 14"H.
$500.00
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