|Colin Kent was born in
London and now lives in Essex. He studied painting and architecture at Walthamstow College
of Art, and worked for a number of years as an architect. He was elected a member of the
Royal Institute in 1971. His main sources of inspiration have awlays been the coastal and
inland locations of East Anglia. However Colin has never painted scenes...his work is much
more about capturing the atmosphere of a place. And he seems to be continually drawn to
ideas of remoteness and isolation....sometimes verging on the spooky and haunting.
In recent years he has broadened his subject matter....(we now see church interiors and
flowers) as well as his use use of materials. In this collection combinations
of ink, gouache, acrylic and watercolour, and a freer more intuitive use of colour add to
the dramatic quality to the paintings. A less literal almost abstract approach to
composition produces paintings which are intensely imaginative and full of fantasy. Colin
is moving in interesting directions.