Colin Woolf is one of the UK’s leading wildlife artists.
Delicate plumage, atmospheric landscapes and dramatic skies are all distinguishing features of his work. In the words of one of his clients, “His insight into nature is amazing.”
Working in pure watercolour and also in oil, Colin is inspired by the wilder places of Britain, remote and un-populated. A keen observer, he will see a golden eagle in the sky almost before it has become a dot, and then probably tell you what sex and age it is.
A childhood spent running barefoot around the New Forest inspired a fascination for natural history, and Colin would draw and paint everything he found. He loved the countryside of Hampshire and Dorset – but for him, the best family holidays were always in Scotland. There was a special magic about the mountains and the islands, their remoteness and their wildlife. Scotland has been drawing him back ever since, and in 2009 he and his wife, Jo, moved there to live.
When Colin isn’t working in his studio or exhibiting at a show, he’s most likely to be up in the Perthshire glens, watching blackcock lekking in the early hours of a May morning, or scanning a high mountain loch for red-throated divers. Sometimes it’s tough being an artist!
July 25, 2017
Painting, A - D