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Colin Willey

Colin Willey

Born in 1972, Colin Willey's work is about light and its effects. He is excited by the way objects are transformed by light and how the light constantly changes from moment to moment. His aim is to capture these 'moments' in the permanent record of paint. Colin works spontaneously producing responses to the subject that are fresh and lively and filled with light and atmosphere.

"Working outside in all weathers and at all times of the year I have built up an understanding of the way the landscape changes. The structure of the place can be relatively constant yet light, seasons and weather can have a dramatic effect on how they look."

Colin graduated from Cheltenham College of Art with a Fine Art degree in 1995. Having completed a PGCE in Art and Design he moved to Dorchester and started painting professionally. Colin regularly exhibits at the Royal College of Art in London and other galleries throughout the UK. In 1997 and 2001 Colin was among the finalists in the Windsor and Newton Young Artists Competition held at the Mall Galleries, London. He has also exhibited at the Mall Galleries in the Laing Landscape Exhibition, the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) Exhibition and the New English Art Club (NEAC) Exhibition. Colin has written articles for 'The Artist' magazine and is also included in the 'Art Class' book, published by Harper Collins, with a chapter about his work. Following our successful submission to the House of Lords Works of Art Committee, Colin's work was chosen in December 2011 for acquisition by the House's permanent collection.

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Original pieces by Colin Willey

Sunset, Poundbury Hill Fort

Sunset, Poundbury Hill Fort
58cm x 23cm
Oil on board
£595

Walking on the beach at Studland

Walking on the beach at Studland
24cm x 19cm
Oil on board
£395

Paddlers at Charmouth

Paddlers at Charmouth
24cm x 19cm
Oil on board
£395

October Light, Watergate Bay

October Light, Watergate Bay
78cm x 58cm
Oil on board
£1250

Old Harry from Middle Beach

Old Harry from Middle Beach
43cm x 33cm
Oil on
£575

Evening light, Charmouth

Evening light, Charmouth
48cm x 21cm
Oil on board
£525

Durdle Door

Durdle Door
39cm x 28cm
Oil on board
£525

Cows by the Frome

Cows by the Frome
35cm x 29cm
Oil on board
£495

Sunshine and cloud on Hatchet Pond

Sunshine and cloud on Hatchet Pond
30cm x 40cm
Oil on board
Sold

Light on Hatchet Pond

Light on Hatchet Pond
30cm x 28cm
Oil on board
Sold

Wet sands, Watergate bay

Wet sands, Watergate bay
20cm x 25cm
Oil on board
Sold