Colin Willey

Img 0052

Colin can often be found out painting in the elements, trying to capture the big skies and dramatic light that inspires much of his work. In 2005 Colin was the winner of the Diana Brooks prize at the ‘Art For Youth’ exhibition, Mall galleries London. He has also exhibited with The Royal Institute of Oil Painters, The New English Art Club and The Royal Society of Marine Artists. Colin’s paintings can be found in the permanent collections of the ‘House of Lords’ and HRH Princess Anne. Colin’s work is principally about light and its effects – how light continually changes, transforming the landscape from one moment to the next. Expressing his fascination for the ancient ‘Jurassic’ coast he spontaneously captures its vast skies, billowing clouds and shimmering light. He has an instinctive feel for the unique quality of the English landscape, often revisiting the same spots to paint them in varying times of day and different seasons.