Artist,  painter & creative

 
Since returning from living in France for 7 years Colin has concentrated on re-creating Cambridge/Saffron Walden scenes by applying acrylic with a palette knife.
 
He has exhibited and sold in Cambridge Contemporary Art gallery, Cambridge Open Studios, Foxton Art Exhibition and The Church Street gallery in Saffron Walden. It is still possible to view some of his work in The Church Street gallery.
 
Colin held an exhibition in Varsity hotel in Cambridge in December, where he sold several paintings of Cambridge scenes.
 
Colin is currently working on his art pieces for:

Untitled Artists Fair:

Untitled - The UK's Largest Artists' Fair Annually Exhibits as many as 17O Artists Selling Direct and Commission Free.  Founded & owned by an Artist, Untitled continues to offer Clients the very best selection of Artworks.  No Galleries or Agents are permitted therefore 1OO% of all sales income goes directly to the Artist, offering and encouraging clients to make directly informed and greatly discounted purchases.

Previous experience includes Directing 3 Central London Galleries, Promoting & Curating over 1OO Successful Exhibitions in addition to acting Agents Representing over 35O Artists on their Online Gallery.

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Colin is also in preparation for this years, 2011 Open Studios.He is producing vibrant images of Cambridge and the South of France using oils and acrylic, applied with a pallet knife to canvas. He is exhibiting with Jane Hollidge in Barrington on the 2/3 of July and the 9/10 July. The studio is set in beautiful surroundings and there are refreshments for children and adults.

 
Colin Hollidge has always had a passion for art, when asked the question at 5 years old “What are you going to do when you grow up? ” he replied “I am going to be an artist.
 
Colin Hollidge has been inspired by artists such as Van Gogh and Sisley, which is evident in his landscape paintings between 1995-2005.

Since 2005 Colin has produced some large graphic paintings, by layering acrylic with a brush and then using a blow torch to create a 3D effect. These were based on close-up studies of fruit, animals and cross-sections of every day objects, and were exhibited in his exhibition 'A dogs nose' in Carcassonne.  


One of the reasons why Colin's paintings attract a large audience is that his style is incredibly diverse, every technique he turns his hand to, he masters.
 
Colin is happy to undertake commissions using any style of painting, from water colours to 3D objects.