Caught by the River

Colin Wilkin at St Judes

23rd July 2009


Out friends at the St Judes altered us to an exhibition they’ve currently got running at their gallery in Norfolk by the brilliant watercolourist Colin Wilkin. Simon at St Judes sent us these images and this information. A must see if you’re out that way.

Colin Wilkin lives and works on the Suffolk/Essex border and is inspired by the surrounding landscape. Having studied at Brighton University for his BA and then the Royal College of Art for his MA, Colin has exhibited at the Britten-Pears Library during the Aldeburgh Festival, The Fry Art Gallery, Gainsborough’s House and the Curwen & New Academy Gallery.

Iris Weaver of The Fry Gallery has kindly written a few words about Colin’s work…

“Colin Wilkin is principally landscape watercolour artist in the tradition of Eric Ravilious. He inhabits the same spaces which inspired Ravilious to paint a number of his early watercolours. He also lives, and has done since childhood, in the same part of rural north west Essex. So it is not surprising that when you look at Colin’s work one is reminded of that modern master of English watercolour.”