Out of stock
Colin has a passion for exotic wildlife which is powerfully expressed in his innovative animal portraiture.
Each stunning portrait gives the viewer a remarkable sense of closeness to the animal in question. Despite the semi abstract feel to some of the work, Colin believes that the eyes should always be the focus of any life study, so this feature is always very real, drawing the viewer in and inviting them to engage with the subject.
There is also a strong sense of narrative; these animals have a story to tell, of past adventures and uncertain futures. Colin is a committed conservationist and his concerns about endangered species, particularly tigers, add a frisson of empathy and authenticity to each piece.
Colin produces his pieces on aluminium panels. After laying down a white base coat, he works with a mixture of black and silver airbrush and spray paint to compose an abstract background and the darker shapes of his subject. Once this stage is completed he moves on to the finer details and highlights, for which he calls on a range of tools to engrave or incise on the painted surface, exposing the underlying white and creating the image in intaglio (relief).
Although Colin set up his studio comparatively recently, his ultra stylish and distinctive work has already made an impact across the UK. The power of the subject matter combined with the technical panache of his creative process means these pieces are uniquely arresting and make a powerful statement in any setting.
We offer FREE delivery in Mainland UK and Northern Ireland on any orders over £150.00 on all but glazed or really delicate art work. If a picture has been glazed for example, we use a specialist carrier, a courier that specialises in delivering delicate items, unfortunately, though we pay a contribution, there is a charge for this service and delivery can take longer than usual, the charge is £35.00 for the first item then £10.00 per extra item delivered to the same address at the same time. Please contact us if you need more information on this service. On the vast majority of items on our website delivery is free in mainland UK. On goods totalling less than £150.00 there will be a cost for delivery, a delivery charge will be shown in the checkout process. A small charge is made for delivery to UK Islands. For deliveries outside the UK and Northern Ireland please contact us for a price.
We endeavour to post your item within 5 working days. Though due to stock levels and availability delivery can be longer, we will always inform you if delivery is to be longer than expected and at any time in the order process a refund is always an option is preferred.
We generally use Parcelforce’s 48 hour service, on smaller items we may use Royal Mail. Some publishers such as ‘Wishbone Publishing’ will deliver direct from their premises using their own van or courier, and at times, as we have outlined above, we can use a specialist carrier, which can delay delivery.
We take full responsiblity for postage, if when the item arrives you are unhappy with it for any reason, let us know and we will uplift the item at our own expense and either replace it if possible or refund you if you prefer.
We always take great care to package our deliveries with care.
If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason please notify us within 7 days of receipt.