Mr Colin Joyce's profile



  • Regular classes in watercolour for Dunfermline Art Club. Demonstrations and all day workshops for various art clubs throughout the UK in oils and watercolour. Please enquire about workshops of longer durations.
    Exhibited with the British Society of Painters (Prize Winner), elected Companion of the International Guild of Artists (C.I.G.A.) in 2004.Patchings Art Exhibition 2007 Winner of the Earnley Concourse AwardPatchings Art Exhibition 2008Patchings

    Artist Statement

    I am most inspired by the places I visit. I love to travel and record those memories in sketches and photographs. The subjects I choose to paint are a result of those travels, whether close by or distant. They are a part of my story, my life. I begin an artwork either from my sketches or photographs, never from someone else’s. I had to be there, be involved, and recall the sounds and smells of the place.

    I often create a painting on location, known as Plein Air, which gives the artwork a spontaneous vitality sometimes difficult to recreate later in the studio. I enjoy working on both canvas and paper.

    The way oil paint or watercolour is applied to the surface and how it reacts is so different, so exciting, each having its own qualities shine through in the end result.


    Bio

    Born in Sunderland in 1957, Colin has lived in Dunfermline, Fife since 2004. Having always had an interest in art since early school years, Colin studied art to Advanced level and, later, part time college. Never attended art school, instead pursuing a career in Financial Services for 38 years, painting in his spare time. Took early retirement in 2013 to concentrate on painting full time. Colin has been fortunate to have studied with renowned oil painter Ken Howard RA OBE, also internationally known watercolourists Joseph Zbukvic and Alvaro Castagnet.

    He writes articles for art magazines, tutors workshops abroad for Arte Umbria and Slikamilina and is an art instrutor on cruise ships. Colin produces regular newsletters and blog posts from his website www.colinjoyceart.com

    Galleries

    Presently represented by the following:

    Bass Rock Framing & Gallery, Dunbar, Scotland
    RS Hanna Gallery in Fredericksburg, Texas, USA

    Exhibitions

    Fife Art Exhibition Oct/Nov 2017
    Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show, Bonhams August 2017
    Dundas Street Gallery Edinburgh Feb 2017
    Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show, Bonhams August 2016
    Featured Artist RS Hanna Gallery Fredericksburg Texas February 2015
    Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show, Bonhams August 2015
    Hopetoun House Edinburgh Group Exhibition April 2015
    Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour Edinburgh 2013
    Dundas Street Gallery Edinburgh Oct 2012
    Group Exhibition Patchings Art Exhibition June 2011 Winner of the Winston Oh Award
    Dundas Street Gallery Edinburgh Feb 2011 Group Exhibition
    Patchings Art Exhibition June 2008
    Patchings Art Exhibition June 2007 Winner of the Earnley Concourse Award
    Exhibited with the British Society of Painters 2002 (Prize Winner), 2003, 2004, elected Companion of the International Guild of Artists (C.I.G.A.) in 2004.

    Publications

    Leisure Painter aricles March/April/July 2017
    Blog post
    by Pit Vins Feb 2016
    American Art Collector Dec 2015 – RS Hanna Gallery show preview ad
    Western Art Collector Nov 2015 – RS Hanna Gallery show preview
    Blog post by David Gough Photography Nov 2015
    Scottish Art Scene online magazine – Aug Issue 53 Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show pages 15 and 24
    Leisure Painter magazine – 2011 Patchings Art Exhibition winners
    Leisure Painter magazine – 2007 Patchings Art Exhibition winners
    SAA Paint magazine 2004

    Oils, Pen & Ink, Pen And Wash, Watercolour, Watercolour Pencil
    Landscape or Woodland Scene, Still Life, Townscape or Streetscene, Waterscene, Boats or Seascape

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