Having always chosen to live and work in the urban city, first in London and during the last 13 years, Barcelona, Colin's art is inspired by the collective experience of contemporary living. City life is filled with an array of imagery; from airport and train station digital monitors to pixelated television and computer screens in the home; city landscapes lit up at night; supermarket shopping aisles and their myriad of packaging, lighting and random colour combinations. He is fascinated by this imagery and combines aspects of this reality to create an equivalent visual experience. The relationship between urban living and all its technology is a recurring theme and influence in his work.
Colin works in series so he can explore and expand on an idea that develops with each painting. Although each painting belongs to a series it is very much intended to stand alone both visually and conceptually.
Ultimately his intention is to reproduce without representing, evoke without illustrating and express without formulating,