Approved: 27.09.2006

Colin Carruthers

Artist

Archived
Approved: 27.09.2006

Colin Carruthers was born in Antrim Town in Northern Ireland where he spent his early childhood. He lived in Germany for a time and at various locations in the U.K., moving to Birmingham in 1985. Having studied Fine Art at Margaret Street in 1994, he was drawn towards painting and completed a B.A. Honours degree in 1997.
Colin is an intuitive painter sometimes working from sketches or photographs

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  • Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Activities: Studio practice
  • Categories: Painting
 
 

Biography

Colin Carruthers was born in Antrim Town in Northern Ireland where he spent his early childhood. He lived in Germany for a time and at various locations in the U.K., moving to Birmingham in 1985. Having studied Fine Art at Margaret Street in 1994, he was drawn towards painting and completed a B.A. Honours degree in 1997. Colin is an intuitive painter sometimes working from sketches or photographs as a starting point. In his studio, Colin listens to music whilst he paints. He works with oils, acrylics and watercolour. When Colin is not painting in his studio, he likes to make trips to the countryside and coast and continues to draw inspiration from his travels. He enjoys the experience of being outdoors and emotionally connecting with the landscape and its surroundings. He may visit the same place at different times, but each time the place is changed by the light, the weather and the flora, and that inspires him to draw and paint and to experience the place afresh – as if visiting it for the first time. Colin’s paintings are a desire to capture something about the essence of what it feels like to be there.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 1997 - BA Honours in Fine Art (IIi)                                                                                                Birmingham Institute of Fine Art, Margaret St, Birmingham, England

EXHIBITIONS

1996 The Concourse Gallery, London, England
1996 The Custard Factory, Birmingham, England
1998 Birmingham International Airport, England
1998 The Arcadian, Birmingham, England
2001/4 The University of Birmingham, England
2001 Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, England
2001 North Ayrshire, Scotland
2002 Harborne Gallery, Birmingham, England
2003 St Paul’s The Crossing, Walsall, England
2004 Obsidian Art Gallery, Stoke Manderville, England
2005-13 Purple Gallery, Bournville, England
2006-13 Artery Gallery, St. Andrew’s, Fife, Scotland
2006-13 Courcoux & Courcoux Gallery, Hampshire, England
2006-7 Millcove Gallery, Castletownbere, County Cork, Eire
2006-13 The Albany Gallery, Cardiff, Wales
2007-8 The Hallward Gallery , Dublin, Eire
2007-10 Woodbine Contemporary Arts, Spalding, Lincolnshire, England
2009-13 McAllister Thomas Fine Art, Godalming, Surrey, England
2010-13 Red Rag Gallery, Bath, Avon, England
2012-2013 Blue Tree Gallery, York, England
2013 White Space Art Gallery, Totnes, Devon, England

 

COLLECTIONS

Birmingham Heartlands Hospital
University of Central England
Private Collectors: (Australia, Canada, Finland, N Zealand, Russia, U.K. U.S.A.)