Colin’s original style of mosaic art focuses on recycling ceramics principally transferware and retro patterns. His work originates from a passion for ceramics which he’s collected over many years. These ceramics, mainly the retro designs & transferware, are at the core of what Colin does and are often what inspire his ideas. Another element of his art that Colin enjoys is recycling and repurposing broken things, this has mainly been ceramics but he also creates mosaics from of old die-cast toys which have been proved to be popular; he’s drawn to the nostalgia and stories they have.
Colin’s subject matter is fairly diverse and like a lot of artists he’s often inspired by nature so creates lots of creature and plant designs. He also likes to make symbols and objects as well, with hearts, crowns and medals being very popular. During the pandemic Colin has been busy creating and has been inspired to make several new pieces in response including Pandemic Hero Medals, his own Vaccine and two Rainbow toy car hearts.
Colin has been creating his mosaics since 2013 and is principally self-taught. He has been showing and selling his work since 2018 with invites to exhibit in several galleries around Dorset as well as being part of the South West Academy of Fine and Applied Art Open Exhibition 2019 in Exeter. Colin is also exhibiting his work this year at Dorset Art Weeks that start 22nd May -9th June.