About Don Collishaw

Artist Statement

For me, the challenge of catching a mood is always the aim, whether in an abstract or a figurative format. I love to explore different mediums, combining them to achieve the feeling I am looking for. A supply of watercolour, inks, pastels acrylics, oil paints and vitrail means a new challenge with each work. I am as happy to paint a figurative view in the open air as I am to work in the studio on an abstract and also, when I can, spreading out into the garden. I have a love of both bright colours and interesting textures and enjoy combining art mediums with found items. At any one time I always have a number of paintings in progress and ideas for the future bubbling over in my head. My signature painting “Choices” combines a series of ideas, some of which I have since completed, some still waiting to bring to fruition.

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