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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Painted in 2013, this evocative scene by Santa Barbara artist Bill Woolway continues to explore his fascination with the land and the characters, animals and people, who are not only on it but of it. USA. Exclusive. Acrylic on wood. 25-1/2"W x 19-1/2"H.
$1,200.00
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Originally inspired by his dog, found lost in the desert, Santa Barbara artist Bill Woolway adds to his Lost Doggie series in this new work evoking the vastness of nature and the loneliness of being lost. USA. Exclusive. Original work, subject to prior sale. Acrylic on wood. 11"W x 14"H.
$750.00
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In his 2013 painting, Santa Barbara artist Bill Woolway pays tribute to workers in fields not far away, who labor in rain or sun to cultivate the earth and feed the planet. USA. Exclusive. Acrylic on wood. 18"W x 15"H.
$780.00
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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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About this enigmatic painting, Santa Barbara artist Bill Woolway comments, "Through rain or shine, the migrant workers plant it, then pick it. I paint these workers not on the land but locked into and a part of the soil that nourishes us." Acrylic on wood, embellished with found metal bottle caps and coffee stirrers. Exclusive. 15-1/2"W x 18-1/4"H.
$550.00
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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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