Colin Watson lives and works in Belfast. He has held seven solo exhibitions in London, at John Martin Gallery, the Pym’s Gallery and at Simon Dickinson Fine Art, as well as in Dublin, Northern Ireland and Morocco.  In October 2008, Colin was invited by HRH The Prince of Wales to accompany him on the Royal Tour of Japan, Brunei and Indonesia, as his official Tour Artist.


Colin Watson has exhibited at the Royal Academy in London, the Royal Ulster Academy and the Royal Hibernian Academy, winning awards at the latter two. He was also awarded the Ireland Fund of Great Britain Annual Arts Award in 1999. His work has been included in the BP Portrait Prize Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, The Royal Society of Portrait Painters annual exhibitions and at the Discerning Eye at the Mall Galleries in London.


Colin Watson’s work is held in collections worldwide, including the Royal Collection and those of HRH Prince of Wales, HRH Duchess of Cornwall, the King of Morocco. He is also represented in a number of public collections, including the Ulster Museum, the Arts Council for Northern Ireland, the National Self-Portrait Collection of Ireland, Limerick and the Royal Geographical Society, London with a portrait of Sir Wilfred Thesiger, the British explorer and travel writer.


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Solo Exhibitions

2017  The Presence, John Martin Gallery, London
2014   Threshold, John Martin Gallery, London
2013   The Forest, Dickon Hall Ltd, Belfast
2011   New Paintings and Drawings, Dickon Hall Ltd, Belfast
2010   Lawrence- Arnott Gallery, Marrakech
2009   Journey to the East, Simon Dickinson Fine Art, London
Journey to the East, AVA Gallery, Clandeboye, Northern Ireland
2008   Jorgensen Fine Art, Dublin
2007   Lawrence- Arnott Gallery, Marrakech
Lawrence- Arnott Gallery, Tangier
2006   Light from Two Worlds, Pyms Gallery, London
2003   Intimate Interiors, Silent Landscapes, Pyms Gallery, London
2001   The Sensuality of the Shade, Pyms Gallery, London
2000    Paintings of Mood and Place, Pyms Gallery, London

Royal Collection, London
HRH The Prince of Wales
HRH The Duchess of Cornwall
His Majesty King Mohamed VI, Rabat, Morocco
Ulster Museum
Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Portrait of Sir Wilfred Thesiger, Royal Geographical Society, London
National Self Portrait Collection of Ireland, Limerick University
Government Collection, Northern Ireland
Private Collections USA, Morocco, UK, and Ireland
The Star of Bethlehem, David Collins. Illustrated with 9 ink drawings. Amberly Publishing. 2012
The Poets’ Wives, David Park. Illustrated with 3 ink Drawings. Bloomsbury. 2014