Colin was born in Argentina, where he
became an architect, immigrating to Canada in 1965. His artistic
training began in the Buenos Aires atelier of Julia Perea Muñoz.
In Canada he took many workshops with renowned artists. He is a
member of various art organizations, and has participated in numerous
group and solo shows. Colin's work is mostly involved with landscape,
but frequently includes other subjects. He gives many painting demonstrations,
instructs groups in sketching and painting in watercolours and oils,
and his work hangs in many private and corporate collections, as
well as being exhibited in art galleries in Alberta, British Columbia
Art is a compulsion for me, as natural
and needful as breathing. My work mostly celebrates places I have
experienced, both natural and urban, attempting to communicate the
spirit of place by means of light, colour, texture and line. I enjoy
working in oils and watercolours, each of which allows certain magical
things to happen which are unique to that medium. My paintings are
not literal, but are faithful to the essence of the subject. I believe
paintings should be a celebration of life, spirit, light and colour.
Painting "plein air" is one of my joys in life when weather
and opportunity permit.