Hi there, my name is Colin, I've been an artist all my life, I also have a University Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture. I have quite frankly avoided any formal education in art, but have studied art and artists and techniques for many years.
I work with oils, acrylic, pencil, silk screen printing, photography and anything else which comes to hand and will help produce effects I want to portray.
Over the years I have developed several styles of painting and even use them together to produce a piece of art.
Some of my art work is based on social commentary but most are based on mystical subjects, spirituality, nature and our connection to these things. I use ancient symbolism in these paintings such as the Yin Yang symbol, sacred geometry, tribal symbology and archetypal iconic imagery. Many of the subjects of my paintings are produced from my own studies and practices in these fields.
I also use photography to create a kind of photo-montage from photos I have taken myself. This could be termed as digital art. An extensive amount of time is taken to choose a photo from the hundreds I have taken. Only one or two will produce the fluidity and forms I am looking for.
Thank you so much for reading. I am pleased if you enjoy my work.
All the best to you Colin