Colin Watson

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About

Colin Watson

Belfast

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.

Archive

<i>The Field</i> 2016 Oil on canvas
<i>The Bay</i> 2016 Oil on canvas 36 x 48 ins,
<i>The Parting Light</i> 2016 Oil on canvas
<i>Study for Two Figures on a Hillside</i> 2016 Charcoal
<i>Study for The Ocean ii</i> 2016 Charcoal
<i>Boys Playing on a Cliff Top II</i> 2016 Oil on canvas 12 x 16 ins,
<i>Horse and Rider</i> 2016 Oil on canvas 12 x 12 ins,
<i>The Clearing</i> 2016 Oil on Canvas
<i>Twilight, Girl Leading a Horse</i> 2016 Oil on canvas
<i>Hide and Seek</i> Oil on linen 16 x 20 ins, (40.64 x 50.80 cms)
<i>Entrance</i> Casein Tempera on card 9¾ x 11 ins, (24.77 x 27.94 cms)
<i>Rooftop, Fez</i> Casein Tempera on card 9.25 x 14.25 ins, (23.50 x 36.20 cms)
<i>Seated Girl</i> Oil and Casein on Panel 12 x 11.5 ins, (30.48 x 29.21 cms)
<i>Dance</i> Oil and Casein on Panel 12 x 15 ins, (30.48 x 38.10 cms)
<i>Blue Room</i> Oil 48 x 48 ins, (121.92 x 121.92 cms)
<i>Ante-Chamber</i> Oil 18 x 24 ins, (45.72 x 60.96 cms)

Biography

Education
University of Ulster, BA Fine Art

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

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

 

2017    Royal Society of Portrait Painters, London

Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast

Boyle Arts Festival, Boyle, Republic of Ireland

Solomon Gallery, Dublin

2016   Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition, London

Royal Society of Portrait Painters, London

Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

Boyle Arts Festival, Boyle, Republic of Ireland

Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast

2015   Royal Society of Portrait Painters, London

John Martin Gallery, London

Spring Masters Art Fair, The Armoury, New York

Dickon Hall, Belfast

2014   Royal Society of Portrait Painters, London

John Martin Gallery, London

Dickon Hall, Belfast

Jorgensen Fine Art, Dublin

2013 Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast
2012 Jorgensen Fine art, Dublin
Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast
2011 Dickon Hall Ltd, Belfast
2010 Jorgensen Fine art, Dublin
2010 Dickon Hall Ltd, Belfast
2009 Dickon Hall Ltd, Belfast
2008 AVA Gallery, Clandeboye, Northern Ireland
Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast
Boyle Arts Festival, Boyle, Republic of Ireland
2007 AVA Gallery, Clandeboye, Northern Ireland
Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast
Boyle Arts Festival, Boyle, Republic of Ireland
Double Image, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast
2006 AVA Gallery, Clandeboye, Northern Ireland
Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast
Boyle Arts Festival, Boyle, Republic of Ireland
2005 Lawrence- Arnott Gallery, Marrakech
Lawrence- Arnott Gallery, Tangier
Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
AVA Gallery, Clandeboye, Northern Ireland
2004 Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
2003 Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast
Arcadia Fine Art, New York
AVA Gallery, Clandeboye, Northern Ireland
2001 Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast
Arcadia Fine Art, New York
2000 Arcadia Fine Art, New York
1999 Albemarle Gallery, London
Arcadia Fine Art, New York
Elaine Somers Gallery, Hollywood, Northern Ireland
1998 The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast
Gallery Revel, New York
1997 BP Portrait Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London
Royal Academy of Arts, London
Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast
Gallery Revel, New York
1996 Cavehill Gallery, Belfast
1995 BP Portrait Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London
Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast
1994 BP Portrait Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London
Royal Academy of Arts, London
Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast
1993 Royal Academy of Arts, London
Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast
1992 One Oxford Street, Belfast
1991 BP Portrait Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London
Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
1998 Otter Gallery, Belfast

Collections
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
Publications
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

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