Artist’s Statement

Painting is my release. It involves a certain amount of emotional, intellectual, and physical concentration all at once. After I paint I feel refreshed, excited and drained.

Painting is making everyday scenes into the poetic. Through painting a place I find moments of beauty in the space around me. The painting should look as though it breathes and has a life and presence of its own. All of my paintings are done almost entirely on site and are meant to capture the atmospheric feeling along with my own moods of each part of that day.

With respect to both the technical and spiritual aspects of art, I am guided by the paintings and words of Rembrandt van Rijn, Pierre Bonnard, Henri Matisse, Richard Diebenkorn, Don Kunz, Claude Monet, and Willem deKooning, among others.

Colin Page’s painting of Camden Harbor, in the corporate collection of L. L. Bean, was chosen as an L. L. Bean catalog cover.

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (2000)
Rhode Island School of Design (1997)
Baltimore School for the Arts (1995)

Member of the Copley Society

Paintapalooza! National show, Addison Art Gallery, February 2009
Holiday Show, Copley Society, Boston, MA. December 2007
The Figure Revealed, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME. January 2004
The Figure Revealed, USM at Lewiston/Auburn, Lewiston, ME, September 2003
MAEF Winner’s Circle Show, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD., June 2001

Painting and Writing
by Colin Page