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COLIN IAN CHRISTIE


Colin studied at Edinburgh College of Art and the Glasgow School of Art. He went on to work in Graphics and Architecture until 1984 when he changed career and joined staff at the then Napier College in Edinburgh. Colin lectured in Interior Design, Computer Aided Design, Graphics and Technology until 2001. From then until 2006 he worked freelance producing all manner of computer generated graphics and visualisations for Scottish and London based commercial clients. In 2006 he finally set aside his Apple computer for an easel and recaptured the joy of painting. I work in oils, acrylics, watercolour, gouache, pen and ink and mixed media and in many different genre. Churning out variations of the same subject in the same style would drive me insane. I have an eternal fascination with what can be done with paint. Even when I was young and obsessed with photography I was always trying to achieve a painterly effect and the photographs I loved most of all were those that seemed like paintings. My work could broadly be described as Romantic and Colourist . Sometimes it even borders on the mystic. I aim to be a representational abstract painter if that makes sense. I paint abstract shapes that come together to form a representation of reality. How much abstraction depends on the subject and what I feel will do justice to it. These paintings are inspired by memories of the sixties when life was a simpler affair and hope was in the ascendant.


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Conversation

COLIN IAN CHRISTIE

acrylic 8 x 10 in 595

Dappled Light

COLIN IAN CHRISTIE

acrylic 8 x 10 i 595

Out and About

COLIN IAN CHRISTIE

acrylic 8 x 10 in 595

Glass Bottle

COLIN IAN CHRISTIE

acrylic 6.5 x 9 in 495

The Dome

COLIN IAN CHRISTIE

acrylic 11 x 11 in 595

Pewter

COLIN IAN CHRISTIE

acrylic 6.5 x 9 in 495

Cast Shadow

COLIN IAN CHRISTIE

acrylic 10 x 7.5 in 595