Colin's paintings do not try to compete with modern sophisticated images that aim to manipulate, they are meant to stimulate your imagination with a sense of mystery.
His paintings encompass a wide range of subject matter and different approaches in both oil and water-colour. Their originality stems from combining many influences so that figurative work, landscapes and abstracts often overlap.
Colin says of his work, "You need to dream and let things come from deep inside, then, over the years, you look for links. My paintings do not try to compete with modern sophisticated images that aim to manipulate, they are meant to stimulate your imagination with a sense of mystery."
His artistic vision is continually evolving, influenced by art he has seen and studied, and inspired by a sense of life's wonder and mystery. The one constant in his work is respect for the painting process itself and the mysterious journey of life and painting.
A quotation that Colin once read from an old American Indian, "To see the world you must look twice, once at the detail in front of you, then again at the very edge of visibility where dim visions pass in the dark", has influenced how he looks at the world and his paintings.