Colin Willey

Wet Sands, Porth Cornwall

Wet Sands, Porth Cornwall

Oil on board, 30 x 39cm, framed, £425

Sheep Grazing on Eggardon

Sheep Grazing on Eggardon

Oil on board, 54 x 64cm, framed, £750

Rain Clouds, Polzeath

Rain Clouds, Polzeath

Oil on board, 34 x 39cm, framed, £495

Golden Cap, Sunset

Golden Cap, Sunset

Oil on canvas, 72 x 62cm, £990

Golden Cap, Sunrise

Golden Cap, Sunrise

Oil on canvas, 72 x 62cm, £990

Evening Glow, Charmouth

Evening Glow, Charmouth

Oil on canvas, framed, 103 x 123 x 4.5cm £2400 ** Currently in New York **

Sunshine and Clouds Porth Beach

Sunshine and Clouds Porth Beach

Oil on board, framed in off white/grey wooden frame, 34 x 39cm, £495

Evening Clouds Over Lyme Regis

Evening Clouds Over Lyme Regis

Oil on board, framed in off white/grey wooden frame, 34 x 39cm, £495

Sheep Grazing near Abbotsbury

Sheep Grazing near Abbotsbury

Oil on board, framed in off white/grey wooden frame, 34 x 39cm, £495

Winter Evening, Charmouth

Winter Evening, Charmouth

Oil on canvas, 105 x 125 x 5.5cm, £2,500 ** Currently in New York **

Old Harry Rocks

Old Harry Rocks

Oil on board, 54 x 44 x 3.5cm, framed, £595

Cows Grazing on a Summer Evening

Cows Grazing on a Summer Evening

Oil on canvas, 105 x 125 x 5.5cm, £2,500 ** Currently in New York **

Golden Cap on a Crisp Bright Day

Golden Cap on a Crisp Bright Day

Oil on board, 34 x 39 x 3.5cm, £495

Bright Evening Light, Charmouth

Bright Evening Light, Charmouth

Oil on board, 54 x 64 x 3.5cm, £750 ** Currently in New York **

Sparkling Light at Charmouth

Sparkling Light at Charmouth

Oil on board, 34 x 39 x 3.5cm, £495 ** Currently in New York **

Sun Over Lyme Regis

Sun Over Lyme Regis

Oil on board, 34 x 39 x 3.5cm, £495 ** Currently in New York **

Sinking Sun, Charmouth

Sinking Sun, Charmouth

Oil on board, 44 x 54 x 3.5cm, £595 ** Currently in New York **

Hazy light, Charmouth

Hazy light, Charmouth

Oil on canvas, 105 x 125 x 5.5cm, £2,500 ** Currently in New York **

Evening clouds over Weymouth Bay

Evening clouds over Weymouth Bay

Oil on board, 34 x 39 x 3.5cm, £495

View to Portland from Osmington

View to Portland from Osmington

Oil on board, 34 x 39 x 3.5cm, £495 ** Currently in New York **

View from Little Dartmouth

View from Little Dartmouth

Oil on canvas, 105 x 125 x 5.5cm, £2500 ** Currently in New York **

Sun through the clouds, Porth

Sun through the clouds, Porth

Oil on board 29 x 34 x 3.5cm, £395 ** Currently in New York **

Sailing at Weymouth

Sailing at Weymouth

Oil on board, 29 x 34 x 3.5cm, SOLD

Sea sparkle, West Bay

Sea sparkle, West Bay

Oil on board, 34 x 39 x 3.5cm, framed, £495

Sun on the sea from Eggardon

Sun on the sea from Eggardon

Oil on canvas, 105 x 105 x 5.5 cm, framed, £2,350 ** Currently in New York **

Sunlight over Lyme Bay

Sunlight over Lyme Bay

Oil on board, 54 x 64 x 3.5 cm, framed, £750 ** Currently in New York **

Sunshine through the clouds Lyme Bay

Sunshine through the clouds Lyme Bay

Oil on canvas, 105 x 105 x 5.5 cm, framed, £2,350

Sinking sun, Weymouth Bay

Sinking sun, Weymouth Bay

Oil on board, 34 x 39 x 3.5 cm, framed, £495 ** Currently in New York **

Sunlight hitting the sea, Charmouth

Sunlight hitting the sea, Charmouth

Oil on canvas, 105 x 125.5 x 5.5cm, framed, £2,500

Racing clouds

Racing clouds

Oil on Board, 39 x 48 x 3.5 cm, framed, £575 ** Currently in New York **

Light through the clouds, Portland

Light through the clouds, Portland

Oil on board, 34 x 39 x 3.5 cm, framed, £495

On the beach, Charmouth

On the beach, Charmouth

Oil on board, 46 x 48 x 3.5 cm, £595

Billowing clouds over Constantine Bay

Billowing clouds over Constantine Bay

Oil on canvas 102 x 122 x 4.5 cm £2,400

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge

Oil on board, 34 x 39 x 3.5 cm, £495 ** Currently in New York **

Autumn Light Watergate Bay

Autumn Light Watergate Bay

Oil on canvas, 32x37x3.5, £495

Sunlight on Poole Harbour

Sunlight on Poole Harbour

Oil on canvas, 102 x 122 x 4.5 cm, £2,400

Sparkle at Mawgan Porth,

Sparkle at Mawgan Porth,

Oil on board 27 x 32 x 3.5cm 1kg £425

Hazy Light and Sheep Grazing

Hazy Light and Sheep Grazing

Oil on board 32 x 37 x 3.5 cm, £495

Light on the sea, Mawgan Porth

Light on the sea, Mawgan Porth

Oil on board 37 x 74 x 3.5 cm, £650

Evening sky over Poole Harbour from Sandbanks

Evening sky over Poole Harbour from Sandbanks

Oil on canvas, 103 x 123 x 4.5 cm, framed

Low Tide, Porth Beach

Low Tide, Porth Beach

oil on board, 32 x 37 x 3.5cm, framed,1Kg

Incoming tide, Porth Beach

Incoming tide, Porth Beach

Oil on board, 32 x 37 x 3.5 cm, framed

October light, Mawgan Porth

October light, Mawgan Porth

Oil on canvas, 103 x 123 x 4.5 cm, framed

Light burst over Lyme Bay

Light burst over Lyme Bay

Oil on board, 53 x 43 x 3.5 cm, framed

Winter Evening, Polzeath

Winter Evening, Polzeath

oil on linen board, 32 x 37 x 3.5cm, framed, 1Kg

Wet sands, Watergate Bay.

Wet sands, Watergate Bay.

oil on board, 32 x 37 x 3.5cm, framed, 1Kg

Clouds over Lyme Bay

Clouds over Lyme Bay

oil on linen board, 32 x 37 x 3.5cm framed, 1Kg.

Winter evening, Polzeath. 2017.

Winter evening, Polzeath. 2017.

oil on linen board, 32 x 37 x 3.5cm, framed,1Kg

View to Portland from Ringstead

View to Portland from Ringstead

SOLD - Oil on board, 34 x 39 x 3.5cm, £495

Sparkling sea and sheep grazing

Sparkling sea and sheep grazing

SOLD - Oil on board, framed in off white/grey wooden frame, 34 x 39cm, £495

Sheep over looking Lyme Bay

Sheep over looking Lyme Bay

SOLD - Oil on board, framed in off white/grey wooden frame, 34 x 39cm, £495

Wet sands at Porth Beach

Wet sands at Porth Beach

SOLD oil on canvas, 105 x 125 x 5.5cm, £2,500

October light, Watergate Bay

October light, Watergate Bay

SOLD - Oil on canvas, 105 x 105 x 5.5cm, £2,350

After Glow Poole Harbour

After Glow Poole Harbour

SOLD

Billowing clouds near Cerne Abbas

Billowing clouds near Cerne Abbas

SOLD oil on board, 54 x 85 x 3.5cm, £950

Incoming tide, Charmouth

Incoming tide, Charmouth

SOLD Oil on board, 54 x 64 x 3.5cm, £750 ** Currently in New York **

Evening Sky Over the Sea

Evening Sky Over the Sea

SOLD - Oil on board, 30 x 36cm, framed, SOLD

On the Beach at Polzeath

On the Beach at Polzeath

SOLD - Oil on board, 34 x 39cm, framed, £495

Evening light, Polzeath

Evening light, Polzeath

SOLD oil on canvas, 105 x 125 x 5.5 cm, £2,500

Dramatic light at Polzeath

Dramatic light at Polzeath

SOLD oil on canvas, 105 x 125.5 x 5.5 cm, framed, £2,500

Sheep grazing on a breezy day

Sheep grazing on a breezy day

UNAVAILABLE oil on board, 34 x 39 x 3.5 cm, framed, £495

Sun on the sea, Polzeath

Sun on the sea, Polzeath

UNAVAILABLE oil on board, 34 x 39 x 3.5 cm, framed, £495

Sunlight and clouds, Charmouth

Sunlight and clouds, Charmouth

SOLD oil on canvas, 105 x 125.5 x 5.5 cm, framed, £2,500

Sun setting over Weymouth Bay

Sun setting over Weymouth Bay

SOLD oil on board, 32 x 37 x 3.5 cm, framed, £495

Sunlight on Poole Harbour

Sunlight on Poole Harbour

SOLD Oil on board, 29 x 34 x 3.5 cm, framed, £425 ** Currently in New York **

Sunset at Sandbanks

Sunset at Sandbanks

SOLD oil on board, 34 x 39 x 3.5 cm, framed, £495

Evening light, Polzeath

Evening light, Polzeath

SOLD oil on board, 34 x 39 x 3.5 cm, framed, £495

Paddling at Hope Cove

Paddling at Hope Cove

SOLD

Sunsetting at Charmouth

Sunsetting at Charmouth

SOLD oil on board, 39 x 64 x 3.5 cm, framed, £625

Sunset over the sea

Sunset over the sea

SOLD oil on board, 29 x 34 x 3.5 cm, framed, £425

Soft light at Charmouth

Soft light at Charmouth

SOLD oil on canvas, 105 x 125.5 x 5.5 cm, framed, £2,500

Cows on Poundbury Hillfort

Cows on Poundbury Hillfort

SOLD oil on board, 34 x 39 x 3.5 cm, framed, £495

Rain clouds over Lyme Regis

Rain clouds over Lyme Regis

SOLD oil on board, 34 x 39 x 3.5 cm, £495

Dorset Fields

Dorset Fields

SOLD oil on board, 35 x 38 x 3.5 cm, £495

Approaching Rain

Approaching Rain

SOLD oil on board, 34 x 39 x 3.5 cm, framed, £495

Light on the sea from Eggardon

Light on the sea from Eggardon

SOLD oil on board, 54 x 64 x 3.5 cm, £750

HMS Belfast,

HMS Belfast,

UNAVAILABLE oil on board, 34 x 39 x 3.5 cm, £495

Light on the sea, Charmouth,

Light on the sea, Charmouth,

SOLD oil on board, 34 x 39 x 3.5 cm, £495

Sheep grazing near Maiden Castle,

Sheep grazing near Maiden Castle,

SOLD oil on board, 34 x 39 x 3.5 cm, £495

Sparkling light, Charmouth

Sparkling light, Charmouth

SOLD oil on canvas, 102 x 122 x 4.5 cm, £2,400

Sunlight through the clouds,Charmouth

Sunlight through the clouds,Charmouth

SOLD oil on canvas, 102 x 122 x 4.5 cm, £2,400

Tranquil Evening, Porth Beach,

Tranquil Evening, Porth Beach,

SOLD oil on canvas, 102 x 122 x 4.5 cm, £2,400

Watching the sun go down,Porth Beach

Watching the sun go down,Porth Beach

SOLD oil on board, 34 x 39 x 3.5 cm, £495

Waterloo Bridge,

Waterloo Bridge,

UNAVAILABLE oil on board, framed, 30 x 36 x 3.5cm £425

West Bay

West Bay

SOLD Oil on board, framed, 34 x 39 x 3cm £495

Cows Overlooking Lower Burton Farm

Cows Overlooking Lower Burton Farm

UNAVAILABLE oil, £495

Paddlers at St Ives

Paddlers at St Ives

SOLD Oil on canvas, 32x37x3.5cm, £495

Sunlight and Sea

Sunlight and Sea

SOLD Oil on canvas, 32x37x3.5cm, £495

Sunlight on Weymouth Bay

Sunlight on Weymouth Bay

SOLD oil on board, framed, 32 x 37 x 3.5, £495

Sparkle on Poole Harbour

Sparkle on Poole Harbour

SOLD Oil on Board, framed, 32x37x3.5, 1kg, £495

Billowing clouds over Lyme Bay

Billowing clouds over Lyme Bay

UNAVAILABLE oil on board, 54 x 44 x 3.5 cm, framed

Sheep overlooking Weymouth

Sheep overlooking Weymouth

SOLD oil on board, 54 x 64 x 3.5 cm, £750

View from Eggardon Hillfort

View from Eggardon Hillfort

SOLD oil on canvas, 102 x 102 x 4.5 cm, £2,250

Billowing Clouds over Golden Cap

Billowing Clouds over Golden Cap

SOLD Oil on board, 32 x 37 x 3.5cm, 1kg, £495

Walkers on Charmouth Beach

Walkers on Charmouth Beach

SOLD oil on canvas 32 x 37 x 3.5cm 1kg £495

Sunset at Charmouth Beach,

Sunset at Charmouth Beach,

SOLD Oil on canvas, 103 x 123 x 4.5cm, 6kg, £2400

Autumn Light, Watergate Bay

Autumn Light, Watergate Bay

SOLD oil on board, 32 x 37 x 3.5cm, 1kg, £495

Light Burst over the Sea,

Light Burst over the Sea,

SOLD Oil on canvas, 103 x 123 x 4.5cm, 6kg, £2400

Eggardon Hillfort

Eggardon Hillfort

SOLD - Oil on canvas, 103 x 123 x 4.5 cm, framed

Evening light over Lyme Bay

Evening light over Lyme Bay

SOLD oil on canvas, 103 x 103 x 4.5 cm, framed

Evening light Porth Beach

Evening light Porth Beach

SOLD oil on canvas, 103 x 123 x 4.5 cm, framed

Light on the Sea

Light on the Sea

SOLD oil on board, 32 x 37 x 3.5cm, framed, 1Kg

Sunshine and clouds, Watergate Bay

Sunshine and clouds, Watergate Bay

SOLD oil on board, 32 x 37 x 3.5cm, framed,1Kg.

Sun Behind the Clouds, Polzeath

Sun Behind the Clouds, Polzeath

SOLD oil on canvas, 103 x 103 x 4.5cm, framed, 6Kg

Sheep Grazing near Litton Cheney,

Sheep Grazing near Litton Cheney,

SOLD oil on linen board, 32 x 37 x 3.5cm, framed, 1Kg

Heavy cloud over Charmouth

Heavy cloud over Charmouth

SOLD oil on board, framed in off white/grey wooden frame, 34 x 39cm. £495

Paddling at Studland

Paddling at Studland

SOLD

View to Portland

View to Portland

SOLD oil on board, 34 x 39 x 3.5cm, £495

Sunset, Poole Harbour

Sunset, Poole Harbour

SOLD oil on board, 34 x 39 x 3.5cm, £495

Sunset at Poundbury Hillfort

Sunset at Poundbury Hillfort

SOLD oil on board, 39 x 74 x 3.5cm, £795

To the sea from Eggardon I

To the sea from Eggardon I

SOLD oil on board, 39 x 44 x 3.5cm, framed, £525

Sun setting behind Lyme Regis

Sun setting behind Lyme Regis

SOLD oil on board, framed in off white/grey wooden frame, 34 x 39cm, £495

Following in the tradition of British landscape art, Colin can often be found out painting in the elements around his home in Dorset, trying to capture the big skies and dramatic light that inspire much of his work. In 2005 Colin was the winner of the Diana Brooks prize at the ‘Art for Youth’ exhibition, Mall Galleries London. He has also exhibited with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the New English Art Club and the Royal Society of Marine Artists. He has appeared in many books and magazines including ‘The Artist’ and ‘Ideal Home’ magazine and appeared on the BBC1 TV show ‘Flog It!’ to talk about his work. Colin’s paintings can be found in the permanent collections of the House of Lords and HRH Princess Anne.

 

Colin's work is joyfully received all around the world: "We wanted to thank you for your assistance during our recent visit to the AAF in NY where we purchased Cows Grazing in Sunset by Colin Willey.  It is a breathtakingly beautiful piece, and we are truly enjoying its display on our living room wall"  (Lisa & Dan Glassman, NYC, Affordable Art Fair).

 

Based in Dorchester in Dorset on the south coast of England, Colin Willey has become a highly sought-after and accomplished landscape artist, with work in numerous private and public collections throughout the UK and beyond, including a series of landscapes commissioned by the Palace of Westminster, London to hang in the House of Lords.

 

Born in 1972 he had his first breaks after winning prestigious awards at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) and the Mall Galleries, London. He has exhibited with Carina Haslam Gallery since its beginning, and has been at all the major UK art fairs, where he has consistently been one of CHG’s and the AAF’s best-selling artists. Colin has also exhibited regularly at the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) and the New English Art Club (NEAC). 

 

Colin’s work is principally about light and its effects – how light continually changes, transforming the landscape from one moment to the next. Expressing his fascination for the ancient 'Jurassic' coasts of Dorset and East Devon he spontaneously captures its vast skies, billowing clouds and shimmering light. He has an instinctive feel for the uniquely dramatic quality of that stretch of the English coastline, which is now a designated World Heritage site.

 

Mixed exhibitions

2016 (with Carina Haslam Art)

        Affordable Art Fair (AAF), London: Battersea/Hampstead

        AAF New York 

 

2015 (with Carina Haslam Art)

        20/21 International Art Fair, Royal College of Art, London 

        AAF London: Battersea/Hampstead

        AAF New York 

        Chelsea Art Fair

        AAF Bristol

        Cambridge City Art Fair

 

2014  

        20/21 International Art Fair, Royal College of Art,London 

        AAF, London Battersea

        (and annually since 2003 with Carina Haslam Art)

        Oxford and Cambridge Art Fairs

        AAF New York with CHA

        Chelsea Art Fair, London with CHA

 

2013 (with Carina Haslam Art)    

        AAF London Hampstead

        AAF Bristol

        Chelsea Art Fair

        Cambridge Art Fair

 

Solo exhibitions

2012         Gallery on the square, Poundbury

                Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester   

 

2011        Blue Sky Gallery, Bridport

 

2009         Brownsword Hall, Poundbury

 

2008        The Pierrepoint Gallery, Bridport

 

2005        Elder & Froy, Poundbury

                Brownsword Hall, Poundbury

 

2003        Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

 

2000        The Gallery Dorchester

 

Further mixed exhibitions

1998–present    Wykeham Gallery, Stockbridge

2011–present    Lyndhurst Gallery, Hampshire

2011–present    Mulberry Tree Gallery, Swanage

2010-–present   Blue Sky Gallery, Bridport

2012–present    D’Art Gallery, Dartmouth

2009–present    Artemisia Gallery, Abbotsbury

2010                  'Artists of the Jurassic Coast’, Eype Centre for the Arts

2007–2010        Russell Gallery, Putney

2004–2010        The Pierrrepoint Gallery, Bridport

2010                  ‘New Beginnings’, Dorchester

2004–2006        Carina Haslam at the Lennox Gallery, London

 

Open exhibitions

2005–present                  ‘Art for Youth’,  Royal College of Art

1998, 2000, 2001, 2006  New English Art Club

1997, 1999, 2001, 2002  Royal Society of Marine Artists

1997, 2001                      Royal Institute of Oil Painters

2001                                Royal Society of British Artists

1999, 2000                      Royal West of England Academy

1997                                The Laing Landscape Exhibition

 

Publications

Two articles for The Artist magazine

Feb 2003: Represented on the front cover of Ideal Home magazine

Jul 2009: Featured in Dorset Magazine

Featured in the book Art Class, published by Harper Collins

 

Training

1996–1997        University of Brighton, PGCE (Art & Design)

1992–1995        Cheltenham & Gloucester College, BA (Hons) Fine Art

1991–1992        Harrow College, Foundation (Art & Design)

 

Awards 

2005                  Winner of the Diana Brooks prize, ‘Art for Youth’ London

1997, 2001        Finalist in the Winsor and Newton Young Artist competition

 

Public collections

2011                  Triptych for the National Health Service (NHS), England

2011                  House of Lords, Westminster, London - 4 paintings for the                            permanent collection