Colin Allbrook is one of the most respected and renowned painters in the South-West of England. Working in both oils and watercolours and through the use of light and colour, Colin depicts the life and activity of the area. His work is regularly selected for prestigious exhibitions such as the Sunday Times Watercolour competition and the Royal Institute of Painters in Oils. He is an elected member of the Royal institute of Painters in Watercolour (RI), the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) and the Society of Equestrian Artists (SEA).

He has received many awards for his work, including, in 2009, both the Turner Watercolour Award and the Rowland Hilder Award for landscape painting at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour exhibition. He has also twice won the 'Terence Cuneo' medal at the SEA and the 'Excellence in Watercolour' prize at the Royal West of England Academy four times.

Selling mainly through exhibitions & galleries his paintings are in private and corporate collections throughout the world.

Colin has lived and worked in Umberleigh in Devon for over 30 years, where he has a studio by the River Taw, in a beautiful area which inspires so much of his work.

Colin accepts commissions and regularly teaches on workshops and courses, both in the U.K. and abroad. A number of his original works are available to buy as well as a selection of prints and as cards.
You are welcome to visit the studio but must contact me first to check avaliability.

Sunny afternoon, Bideford (2008) Oil on canvas Size 24" x 36"

Art Classes, Instow Yacht Club details
RSMA Spring exhibition St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery details
Exhibitions, Courses and other events
1 May-31 May South West Academy show details
13 May-25 May The RSMA at Patchings details
13 May-15 Jul. RI at Horsham Museum & Gallery details
26 May-1 Jun. Annual Exhibition Westward Ho! & Bideford Art Society details
2 Jun.-9 Jun. Porlock Vale House Summer Residential details
14 Jul. Patchings Festival of Art, Craft & Photography details
8 Sep.-7 Oct. South West Academy show details
4 Oct.-14 Oct. RSMA Annual exhibition details
12 Oct.-4 Nov. RI Exhibition details

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