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Introduction


Born Dumbarton, Scotland, 1948. Self employed painter and decorator for 27 years. He attended Glasgow School of Art 1996 to 2000. His degree show was a sell out. Since 2000 Park has been a professional painter, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor.


Park uses energy and adrenalin to produce his oil paintings with a pallet knife in a single sitting. He approaches the canvas with a mind free of plan and distraction and allows the painting to develop as he moves the paint over the canvas.


His work is unique in style. This stems from technical ability, pure hard work, honesty, absolute self belief in his own emotions and the bravery to let these emotions flow freely and uninhibited (yet technically controlled) into his work.


Many individuals might have a technical ability, but much fewer have the necessary work ethic to become a professional painter. And beyond this is rarest of the rare is - he who can combine these traits with a fearless self belief toward expression of one's own true emotions. It is this last point that can set a man apart. For in doing so, a man stands separate from the crowd and can feel very alone. But the truth is that an honest artist is alone when it comes to his work. Colin Park falls into this category of "rarest of the rare".


Colin is an exceptional artist and man. His work is special. From drafting through printmaking, painting and sculptures, he is a modern day artist in the truest sense of the word. His art has the ability to divide a room. Those who need to feel part of a collective and those who don't.


Paul McClements

Fine Art Ireland

Journal Reviews:



'At one point, I saw a picture I particularly liked - a painting of Solway Firth by a fellow named Colin Park..... I was prepared to buy it then and there even if I had to carry it all the way to John O'Groats under my arm,'


- Bill Bryson - Best selling travel guide author Quote from: "Notes from a Small Island"


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Bleu Gallery (Aude, France) offered an impressive array of figurative works from Scotland's Colin Park whose human heads take many interesting formal and material detours, from the totemic cherry wood sculptures to the thick oils of his schematised portraits. Viewed together even in the cramped confines of a stall they presented a fascinating unity of theme and treatment.


- NY Arts - New York international arts review journal August 2006: review of Glasgow Arts Fair

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