Colin Britton & Sheila Tilmouth

6th September - 28th September

Main Gallery


7th September – 28th September


COLIN BRITTON was born in Hampshire in 1947. He studied at Kingston College of Art where he trained as an architect.

He moved to North Yorkshire in 1975 and has found the area a lasting inspiration for his work. Big skies constantly reappear in his work and his interest in vernacular and historic buildings is clearly exemplified in the carefully observed buildings of his Yorkshire and French landscapes.

Colin has been a regular contributor to exhibitions at Zillah Bell Gallery since it opened in 1988. His work is included in many public and private collections in this country and abroad; including Castle Howard, the Gray Art Gallery, Hartlepool and The Mall Galleries, London.

In 1986 Colin Britton was elected to the British Watercolour Society.

Colin retired from full time architectural employment and has since enjoyed the opportunity to develop his skills as a vegetable grower and watercolourist.



Art Education:

1974—75      Middlesex Polytechnic, ATC

1973—74      Byam Shaw School of Art, Post-Graduate Certificate

1972—73      Finnish academy, Helsinki, Post-Graduate Certificate

1969—72      Hornsey College of Art, Diploma AD Hons



2002—04      Keighley College

2001—02      St. Helen’s College of Art

1990—91       St. Catherine’s College, Liverpool

1985—90      St. Helen’s College of Art

1978—85      Rochdale College of Art



1993   Artsist in the Changing City

1990  Who’s Who in Art



2006  BBC Radio 4, Shared Earth

2006  BBC 1, Countryfile


Residencies funded by the Arts Council:

2005—06  Low Lucken Organic Farm, Cumbria

2009—10  Fen Raft Spider, Redgrave and Lopham Fen