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. He is an elected member of the Royal institute of Painters in Watercolour (RI), the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA), The Society of Equestrian Artists (SEA) and the South West Academy. Over the years he has exhibited in many exhibitions such as the Sunday Times Watercolour exhibition and the Lynn Painter Stainers show.

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 40 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"

Umberleigh and the Taw Valley exhibition details

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