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 the cover of the summer
2010 L.L. Bean catalog.
- Paintapalooza! National show
Addison Art Gallery
- Holiday Show, Copley Society,
Boston, MA. December 2007
- The Figure Revealed, Center for Maine
Rockport, ME. January 2004
- The Figure Revealed, USM at Lewiston/Auburn,
- MAEF Winner’s Circle Show, Baltimore Museum of
Art, Baltimore, MD.