In his early years, Colin Kent studied and worked as an Architect. He was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours in 1971 and then became a full time painter.
His landscapes and interiors are painted from his memories, feelings, and impressions displaying the romantic elements and the spirit of the places filtered through his own vision and artistic sensibilities. He transforms an ordinary view into his own vision through his use of total contrast, texture, light and shade, creating works which have vitality, spontaneity and a sense of timelessness.
Colin experiments continuously using a variety of water based media and collage. This mixture of media often takes over during the painting process dictating the shape and the flow of the work.
He has exhibited at the Royal Academy, London, The Royal West of England Academy, The Mall Galleries (winning the Buzzacott award and Linda Blackstone award), The Guildhall and many other galleries in London and elsewhere in the UK. His work is also in many private collections in Britain, USA, France, Germany, Finland and Japan.
“I have painted for as long as I can remember and it is obviously an obsession”