Chromatic memos and expression:
For many years my professional practice as a sculptor and painter was summarised by a large collection of 35mm glass-mounted slides. The advantage of reversal film was that it offered a demanding common standard for exposure and projection of reproduced art works. Now, of course, my visual records and casual photographic notes are all digital files filtered by Photoshop tools. So to re-light my experience of an obsolecsent colour saturated film technology I have begun re-imagining selected digital snaps and scans in acrylic on linen paintings that reference aspects of photography but are neither facimilies nor diigital mediations.
CV & Education
2016 'PING' paintings selected by Jeffrey Dennis from a submission by Paint Club East members, The Minories Gallery, Colchester.
2014 'Places and Landscapes' East Contemporary Art Collection, Waterfront Gallery Ipswich
2014 'Paintings by Colin Nicholas' Thirteen A St Augustines Street, Norwich NR3 3BY
2013 'Framed 10' 1997 aquired by the East Comtemporary Art Collection, Waterfront Gallery, University Campus Suffolk, Ipswich, UK.
2000 - Framed by Colin Nicholas, Foyer Gallery, Surrey Institute of Art & Design, Farnham
Selected group exhibitions
2001 - British Abstract Painting 2001, Flowers East Gallery, London 1999 - Celebration, Huntarian Gallery, University of Glasgow, Glasgow 1994 - Colin Nicholas and Trevor Sutton, The Norwich Gallery, Norwich 1994 - Shaped Paintings - Painted Shapes, Dortmund Kunstlerhaus, Dortmund, Germany 1980 - 8+8, Annely Juda Fine Art, London 1976 - Summer Show 5, Serpentine Gallery, London
Higher Diploma in Fine Art, The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL 1971- 1973.
Diploma in Art & Design 1st Hons, Ravensbourne College of Art & Design 1968 -1971.
Basic and Foundation Courses, Rochdale College of Art 1966 - 1968