Colin Simmonds
at the Laundrette

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Leader of The Pack  W40cm x H80cm

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Bringsty Pond   W40cm x H80cm Oil   on Canvas

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Sapey Weir Study. 2.  

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Sapey Weir 3.

Oil on Canvas.

W92cm x H66

COLIN SIMMONDS

I have always been interested in a wide variety of subject matter, from early, simple still-life groups to extensive townscapes of Birmingham and Kidderminster and panoramic landscapes of Worcestershire and Herefordshire.

Domestic scenes have also appealed to me, resulting in portraits of the family and local people and friends.

I see landscape painting as the vehicle for exploring the full range of painterly ideas, involving the questioning of emotional responses to atmosphere, colour and composition (and the arranging of these on the canvas) through the use of expressive paintwork, rich tonal colours and rhythmic drawing.

I currently live in Stoke Lacy, Herefordshire, surrounded by rolling countryside and apple orchards, and a fortunate combination of farmhouse and studio has proven ideal for working and displaying my paintings.

 

Training:
Moseley School of Art, 1953-6
Birmingham College of Art, 1956-60
Birmingham School of Art Education, 1973-4
 

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Exhibitions include:
Europe Salon, Brussels
Husum Gallerie, Germany
John Moores, Liverpool Exhibition
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
Royal Institute of Oil Painters
Royal Society of Portrait Painters
Royal West of England Academy
The Mall Galleries
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Worcester Art Gallery

Contact details    Tel.01432 820008.   c.simmonds687@btinternet.com