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 said, "I hurt. I paint what I feel and go where my brush takes me." Working in acrylic on wood and canvas, he conveyed with primitive grace a visceral connection to the land. Migrant farm laborers, or a wayward dog bound for home, figure prominently in his paintings. Found bottle caps or metal scraps make their way into his work, rustic relics repurposed at the artist's whim. We at Sundance regret his recent passing, and we feel privileged to offer some of his last artworks.