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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

Anemones in a glass jar

Anemones in a glass jar
23cm x 32cm
Oil on board
£425

Sunshine and cloud on Hatchet Pond

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

Evening sky by the Frome

Evening sky by the Frome
23cm x 28cm
Oil on board
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Light on Hatchet Pond

Light on Hatchet Pond
30cm x 28cm
Oil on board
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Showers over Lyme Bay

Showers over Lyme Bay
23cm x 20cm
Oil on board
£350

Heather and cloud reflections

Heather and cloud reflections
50cm x 50cm
Oil on board
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Wet sands, Watergate bay

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

Sun over the sea

Sun over the sea
35cm x 40cm
Oil on board
Sold

Hazy light, Lyme bay

Hazy light, Lyme bay
15cm x 20cm
Oil on board
£275