Having completed his apprenticeship as a draughtsman, Colin decided he wanted to follow a more creative path. Thus he spent the next three years studying Architectural and Technical Illustration at art college in London.
After a career spanning some twenty years working in studios and agencies in and around London, Colin has settled in Marlborough, Wiltshire where he works from his studio/gallery shared with other artists.
Working with architects, designers, property developers and publishers Colin produces accurate and detailed artists impressions for planning applications and marketing material.
Watercolour paintings and prints
Following his commission to paint every building along Marlborough High Street, Colin’s original paintings and fine art limited edition prints have been in much demand. To view a selection of art works and prints, please go to 'paintings & prints for sale' section of this website.
Colin has, over the years built a reputation of bringing out the best in all his students, beginners or experienced. His classes are fun and very informative. He teaches at Marlborough College Summer School and holds regular one day workshops in central Marlborough..
Commissions - House Portraits
People often want a personalised record of their home; perhaps the church they were married in or a building with significant sentimental value. Paintings have a much more intimate relationship with the family and the house than photographs.
The timeless style of watercolour painting is ideally suited for families who want to give a special anniversary present; a thank you for an idyllic childhood home, a surprise wedding, anniversary or Christmas gift – with a difference!
Colin will work with you to ensure your memories are perfectly preserved – He can portray your home in summer even if you commission him in November... and of course he'll leave out the lamp posts and telegraph poles if you want him to.
Colin is also a busy semi professional musician. More details can be seen on his current bands website: www.retroband.co.uk
Married to Pauline, a semi retired school teacher, they have three grown up sons with two grandsons and one granddaughter.