Colin is from a fishing village in Fife originally and now lives and works in Worcester. Inspired by the canals and architecture of Venice, Colin has worked in his distinctive way to create this highly stylised collection.
Colin applies oil paint very thickly, celebrating its material quality, working it into the shape and textures that he requires. He often uses a very limited palette, choosing to mix every hue that he needs out of maybe just two or three base colours. Colin’s process dances between producing representational imagery of buildings, boats and canals along with the abstract quality of the textures and tones of the paint itself. Colin says, "The link between the representational and the abstract, are what drives my lifelong passion for painting."