Colin Allbrook R.I. R.S.M.A. S.E.A., is one of the most respected and renowned painters in the South-West of England. Working in both oils and watercolours, he is known for his use of light and shade. Colin depicts the life and activity of the West Country. Having lived in Umberleigh in Devon for over thirty years, his studio over the River Taw provides endless inspiration. Colin’s work is regularly selected for prestigious exhibitions such as the Sunday Times Watercolour competition and the Royal Institute of Painters in Oils. He is an elected member of the Royal institute of Painters in Watercolour (RI), the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) and the Society of Equestrian Artists (SEA).
He has received many awards for his work, including, in 2009, both the Turner Watercolour Award and the Rowland Hilder Award for landscape painting at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour exhibition. He has also twice won the ‘Terence Cuneo’ medal at the SEA and the ‘Excellence in Watercolour’ prize at the Royal West of England Academy four times. Colin’s paintings are in private and corporate collections throughout the world. Colin has lived and worked in Umberleigh in Devon for over 30 years, where he has a studio by the River Taw, in a beautiful area which inspires so much of his work.