Colin Willey

Tranquil Evening Porth Beach 186

Tranquil Evening Porth Beach 186

Oil on canvas, 100 x 120 x 3.8cm, 105 x 125 x 5.5cm framed, £2,500

White Sail off Weymouth Bay 172

White Sail off Weymouth Bay 172

Oil on board, 20 x 25 x 0.4cm, 34 x 39 x 3.5cm framed, £495

Sheep Grazing in Poundbury 175

Sheep Grazing in Poundbury 175

Oil on board, 16 x 21 x 0.4cm, 30 x 35 x 3.5cm framed, £425

View at Bedruthan 180

View at Bedruthan 180

Oil on board, 45 x 60 x 0.4cm, 59 x 74 x 3.5cm framed, £895

View to the Sea Near Litton Cheney 174

View to the Sea Near Litton Cheney 174

Oil on board, 20 x 25 x 0.4cm, 34 x 39 x 3.5cm framed, £495

Sunset at Kimmeridge 177

Sunset at Kimmeridge 177

Oil on board, 30 x 40 x 0.4cm, 44 x 54 x 3.5cm framed, £595

Sheep on the Ridgeway and Portland 179

Sheep on the Ridgeway and Portland 179

Oil on board, 21 x 40 x 0.4cm, 35 x 54 x 3.5cm framed, £525

Tranquil Evening at Hope Cove 178

Tranquil Evening at Hope Cove 178

Oil on board, 30 x 40 x 0.4cm, 44 x 54 x 3.5cm framed, £595

Sheep Grazing Near Abbotsbury 169

Sheep Grazing Near Abbotsbury 169

Oil on board, 20 x 25 x 0.4cm, 34 x 39 x 3.5cm framed, £495

Sea Sparkle and Sheep 168

Sea Sparkle and Sheep 168

Oil on board, 20 x 25 x 0.4cm, 34 x 39 x 3.5cm framed, £495

Sailing at Studland 173

Sailing at Studland 173

Oil on board, 20 x 25 x 0.4cm, 34 x 39 x 3.5cm framed, £495

Orange Glow at Little Dartmouth 182

Orange Glow at Little Dartmouth 182

Oil on board, 60 x 80 x 0.4cm, 74 x 94 x 3.5cm framed, £1,650

Receding Tide and Golden Cap 181

Receding Tide and Golden Cap 181

Oil on board, 40 x 50 x 0.4cm, 54 x 64 x 3.5cm framed, £795

Cows Grazing Under Billowing Clouds 170

Cows Grazing Under Billowing Clouds 170

Oil on board, 20 x 25 x 0.4cm, 34 x 39 x 3.5cm framed, £495

Orange Sky at Kimmeridge 176

Orange Sky at Kimmeridge 176

Oil on board, 15 x 20 x 0.4cm, 29 x 34 x 3.5cm framed, £425

Last Light Over Weymouth Bay 185

Last Light Over Weymouth Bay 185

Oil on canvas, 100 x 120 x 3.8cm, 105 x 125 x 5.5cm framed, £2,500

Clouds at Watergate Bay 171

Clouds at Watergate Bay 171

Oil on board, 20 x 25 x 0.4cm, 34 x 39 x 3.5cm framed, £495

Beautiful Sunset at Poundbury Hillfort 184

Beautiful Sunset at Poundbury Hillfort 184

Oil on canvas, 100 x 120 x 3.8cm, 105 x 125 x 5.5cm framed, £2,500

Winter Light at Eggardon 154

Winter Light at Eggardon 154

Oil on canvas, 100 x 120 x 3.8cm, 105 x 125 x 5.5cm (framed), £2,500

White Sail at Studland 146

White Sail at Studland 146

Oil on board, 30 x 40 x 0.4cm, 44 x 54 x 3.5cm (framed), £595

End of the Day Golden Cap 141

End of the Day Golden Cap 141

Oil on board, 20 x 25 x 0.4cm, 34 x 39 x 3.5cm (framed), £495

Clouds Over Lyme bay 144

Clouds Over Lyme bay 144

Oil on board, 30 x 40 x 0.4cm, 44 x 54 x 3.5cm (framed), £595

Clouds at Eggardon 150

Clouds at Eggardon 150

Oil on board, 34 x 60 x 0.4cm, 48 x 74 x 3.5cm (framed), £850

Beautiful Day at Eggardon 148

Beautiful Day at Eggardon 148

Oil on board, 40 x 60 x 0.4cm, 54 x 74 x 3.5cm (framed), £895

Changing Skies Charmouth 149

Changing Skies Charmouth 149

Oil on board, 40 x 60 x 0.4cm, 54 x 74 x 3.5cm (framed), £895

Sparkling Light, Weymouth Beach 134

Sparkling Light, Weymouth Beach 134

Oil on board, 18 x 23 x 0.4cm, 32 x 37 x 3.5cm (framed), £425

Sunlight on the Sea 111

Sunlight on the Sea 111

Oil on board, 20 x 25 x 0.4cm, 34 x 39 x 3.5cm framed, £495

Golden Cap in Hazy Light 109

Golden Cap in Hazy Light 109

Oil on board, 15 x 20 x 0.4cm, 29 x 34 x 3.5cm framed, £425

Evening Light Over the Sea

Evening Light Over the Sea

Oil on board, 15 x 20 x 0.4cm, 29 x 34 x 3.5cm framed, £425

View to Portland from Osmington

View to Portland from Osmington

Oil on board, 34 x 39 x 3.5cm, £495

Sunlight over Lyme Bay

Sunlight over Lyme Bay

Oil on board, 54 x 64 x 3.5 cm, framed, £750

Rain Clouds, Polzeath

Rain Clouds, Polzeath

Oil on board, 34 x 39cm, framed, £495

On the Beach at Watergate Bay 167

On the Beach at Watergate Bay 167

SOLD oil on board, 20 x 25 x 0.4cm, 34 x 39 x 3.5cm framed, £495

Sunset and Clouds Over the Sea 165

Sunset and Clouds Over the Sea 165

SOLD oil on canvas, 100 x 100 x 3.8cm, 105 x 105 x 5.5cm framed, £2,400

View Towards West Bay from Eggardon 183

View Towards West Bay from Eggardon 183

SOLD oil on canvas, 100 x 100 x 3cm, 105 x 105 x 5.5cm framed, £2,400

Sunlight Over the Sea, Charmouth 129

Sunlight Over the Sea, Charmouth 129

SOLD oil on board, 20 x 25 x 0.4cm, 34 x 39 x 3.5cm (framed), £495

Hay Bales Near Charminster 151

Hay Bales Near Charminster 151

SOLD oil on board, 43 x 60 x 0.4cm, 57 x 74 x 3.5cm (framed), £895

Last of the Light, Charmouth 166

Last of the Light, Charmouth 166

SOLD oil on canvas, 100 x 100 x 3.8cm, 105 x 105 x 5.5cm framed, £2,400

Orange Glow Over the Sea 139

Orange Glow Over the Sea 139

SOLD oil on board, 20 x 25 x 0.4cm, 34 x 39 x 3.5cm (framed), £495

Paddlers at Low Tide 140

Paddlers at Low Tide 140

SOLD oil on board, 20 x 25 x 0.4cm, 34 x 39 x 3.5cm (framed), £495

Sheep Grazing on the Way to Abbotsbury 136

Sheep Grazing on the Way to Abbotsbury 136

SOLD oil on board, 20 x 25 x 0.4cm, 34 x 39 x 3.5cm (framed), £495

Sheep Grazing at Ringstead 135

Sheep Grazing at Ringstead 135

SOLD oil on board, 20 x 25 x 0.4cm, 34 x 39 x 3.5cm (framed), £495

View at Eggardon 121

View at Eggardon 121

SOLD oil on canvas, 100 x 100 x 3.8cm, 105 x 105 x 5.5cm framed, £2,350

Sparkle at Watergate Bay 145

Sparkle at Watergate Bay 145

SOLD oil on board, 30 x 40 x 0.4cm, 44 x 54 x 3.5cm (framed), £595

Sheep Overlooking Eggardon Hillfort 132

Sheep Overlooking Eggardon Hillfort 132

SOLD oil on board, 20 x 25 x 0.4cm, 34 x 39 x 3.5cm (framed), £495

Wet Sands at Mawgan Porth 153

Wet Sands at Mawgan Porth 153

SOLD oil on canvas, 100 x 120 x 3.8cm, 105 x 125 x 5.5cm, £2,500

Dramatic Sunset Over Weymouth Bay 137

Dramatic Sunset Over Weymouth Bay 137

SOLD oil on board, 20 x 25 x 0.4cm, 34 x 39 x 3.5cm (framed), £495

Sun and Clouds, Charmouth 133

Sun and Clouds, Charmouth 133

SOLD oil on board, 20 x 25 x 0.4cm, 34 x 39 x 3.5cm (framed), £495

Orange Light Over Weymouth Bay 155

Orange Light Over Weymouth Bay 155

SOLD oil on canvas, 100 x 120 x 3.8cm, 105 x 125 x 5.5cm (framed), £2,500

Cows Grazing and Portland 143

Cows Grazing and Portland 143

SOLD oil on board, 30 x 40 x 0.4cm, 44 x 54 x 3.5cm (framed), £595

Cows and Dorset Fields 130

Cows and Dorset Fields 130

SOLD oil on board, 20 x 25 x 0.4cm, 34 x 39 x 3.5cm (framed), £495

End of the Day Charmouth 152

End of the Day Charmouth 152

SOLD oil on canvas, 100 x 120 x 3.8cm, 105 x 125 x 5.5cm (framed), £2,500

Beautiful Sunset Over Brownsea Island 156

Beautiful Sunset Over Brownsea Island 156

SOLD oil on canvas, 100 x 100 x 3.8cm, 105 x 105 x 5.5cm (framed), £2,400

Pink Evening Sky Over Lyme Bay 138

Pink Evening Sky Over Lyme Bay 138

SOLD oil on board, 20 x 25 x 0.4cm, 34 x 39 x 3.5cm (framed), £495

Sparkle on Poole Harbour

Sparkle on Poole Harbour

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

Sunlight on the Sea, Lyme Bay 124

Sunlight on the Sea, Lyme Bay 124

SOLD oil on canvas, 100 x 120 x 3.8cm, 105 x 125 x 5.5cm framed, £2,500

Hazy Light, Charmouth

Hazy Light, Charmouth

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

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

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