About the Book
The Whanganui Sarjeant Gallery holds a painting from this exhibition.
Some months after his exhibition in the Sarjeant Gallery, Colin smashed all his paintings. Disillusioned and frustrated with the struggle of trying to find his own identity as an artist, between 1970 and 2001, he produced only one painting.
In 2001 and 2002, Colin's return to painting was marked by a major exhibition based on the James K Baxter poem Song of the Years, a poem subsequently put to music by Dave Dobbyn. These works drew from the landscapes surrounding Te Awa o Whanganui and Hiruharama.
Some 16 years later, having re-visited Baxter's poem, Colin felt inspired to paint a fresh series of paintings.
Colin is an artist working mainly in painting and printmaking. He is also a Professor of Education, and education consultant. Colin is also an Advanced Ortho-Bionomy Practitioner and Registered Ortho-Bionomy Instructor, and a qualified massage therapist.