After completing a four year course at Canterbury College Of Art, Colin embarked on a career for 24 years as an illustrator- visualizer based in the West Country. As a freelance he was able to work for diverse range of Advertising, Design and 3-D companies in Bath, Bristol as well as London and across Europe. He worked on campaigns for companies including Hasbro, Mattel, Cadbury's, Saga, Corgi Toys to name just a few. In many cases Colin worked closely with the
designers producing visuals and taking the project right through to the finished illustration stages. Later he went on to illustrate for publishing, on teaching books, magazines, posters as well as being commissioned by The Guinness Book Of Records.
Now he focuses on one subject, the street scenes of the world. Capturing a sense of atmosphere and the feeling of being their through a loose style pays homage to the Impressionists, using visual ways to produce the work.
'My work is mostly influenced from the Impressionists, although I like all forms of painting. I love to paint in a way that is free and loose, not being constrained by detail. I want to convey a sense of atmosphere and as if the painting was a fleeting moment in time. I concentrate on the light as being the most important thing within the painting and only adding the detail to knit the scene together, when needed.'
Colin is open to commissions as well. Please get in touch with the gallery for further details.