Southsea based artist Colin Merrin RWS, will be running a two-part practical art workshop at Pallant House in Chichester. ‘From Representation to Abstraction’ takes place from 10am to 4pm on Wednesday June 7th & Wednesday July 5th. The workshops will encourage the use of a variety of art materials, using everyday subject matter, such as figure, still life and landscape to develop abstract results. This will run alongside the Victor Pasmore exhibition, ‘Towards a New Reality’ at Pallant House, Chichester. The cost for the two days is £160.
Colin has exhibited in galleries throughout the UK, Europe and the USA. His work is in the royal collection and the British Museum.
“My recent paintings have focused on both rural and urban landscape. Having been born and brought up in London’s East End, I’ve lived and worked mainly in London, but for the past 10 years, I’ve lived on or near the south coast.”
Colin originally studied at Maidstone College of Art before working in numerous jobs from general labouring to making animated films for German TV, as well as teaching art in schools and colleges. He began to exhibit in 1981 and over the past 36 years, in many British and international galleries and exhibitions including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. He was elected to the Royal Watercolour Society in 2009. His work is fundamentally representational although the use of abstraction is clearly evident.
“My main interest lies in the painting process. I don’t see my work as simply recording, but a continuous, personal development of painting as an emotional and expressive force.“
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Colin Merrin 2017, Composition 210a