“At the first Joash Woodrow exhibition in Harrogate in May 2002, I recall the sensation of magical discovery that here was an artist of exceptional talent.

…… the tremendous scope of his work was at once clear, and the recently-published book on the artist has helped clarify for me the many facets, and the essential nature, of his gift.

……picket-fenced allotments and industrial buildings – which seem to shimmer and vibrate with a rare and poignant poetry; painted and collaged art book pages which display a delightfully original, most cultivated wit; a few assemblages of found objects whose bare simplicity haunts and enchants.

One thing is clear: Woodrow’s unique voice – delicate, quizzical, elusive, full of oblique humour yet somehow impressively self-assured – runs through all that he painted, made and drew.”

Phillip Vann 

Author of numerous catalogue essays on modern British and European painters and sculptors. Regular contributor to ‘RA’, ‘The Economist’, and co-author of the Joash Woodrow ‘Landscapes’ book.