Landscape painter, Colin Williams, was born and educated in Britain. He was fortunate enough to be in London during the 1960s, an exciting time for innovation in the arts. After receiving the National Diploma in Design from Sunderland College of Art, Williams studied at the Royal College of Art in London and earned the title of Associate of the Royal College (ARCA) in 1961. He and his family then immigrated to Australia, where he taught at the National School of Art in Sydney for seven years.
In 1969, Williams was invited to the Banff Centre as an artist in residence. It was an opportunity he and his family had been waiting for, and since that time they have called Canada home. Living first in Alberta, his move to BC in 1982 allowed him to work as a full-time painter.
While most of Williams’ work is in a representational style, he occasionally moves towards the semi-abstract. Most frequently painting in oil, he works in all media, and his subjects tend to be drawn from the rich and varied environment of his west coast surroundings. His paintings are to be found in many public collections internationally, as well as in numerous corporate exhibits.
21- Chemainus Harbour 1910