Benjamin Woollcott is a contemporary painter based in New York City. Growing up, he often visit-ed museums while traveling, and this is where he found his love for art. The innovation and genius of the many 19th century artists inspired him to explore the medium of painting himself. He went on to train at Colby College, refining his technique and developing his identity as a painter. Ben-jamin’s process involves focusing his mind on a single emotion or memory and allowing his sub-conscious to take over. Through automatic drawing and painting, he creates complex visual rep-resentations of an internal place. His work celebrates the beauty in the little things in life.
Each painting is created focusing on a single emotion. I’ll either close my eyes and draw or blank my mind to everything but that emotion and paint. I then develop the painting further by selecting which moments to highlight and which to paint over. Throughout all of this, my main concern is to retain the authenticity of that initial feeling while developing a compositionally sound final piece.