Tim Woolcock was born in Lancashire in 1952 and after having left Arnold School attended London University where he gained a degree in Philosophy. He taught in London Schools from 1974 to 1986 and ran a highly successful picture framing business until 1999 when he resumed his career as a painter. He had always shown an interest in art and as a teenager would regularly visit the Grundy Art Gallery in Blackpool. He began painting again in the late 1990s and his work soon became very popular with collectors of Modern British works.
He has a studio on a farm in Ireland, where he and his wife live and work for part of the year. Influenced by artists working in the mid 1950s, his geometric fragmented shapes and strong pigment paints have made his paintings very distinctive. He has exhibited with the Russell Gallery, London; Lemon Street Gallery, Truro; Ransom Gallery, London and Jorgensen Fine Art in Dublin. His work shows an affinity with Zen traditions and his landscapes of the Irish and English countryside are particularly evocative.
signed with artist's initials and dated 2016
Woolcock continues with the traditions of Constructivism explored in Modern British Art during the 1950s. Similarities can be drawn with Ben Nicholson and John Wells, both of whom were very much a part of his family’s Cornish roots. His flair with geometric form and harmonious colour has secured his place in an international market with numerous works in private collections.