Colin Britton & Sheila Tilmouth
6th September - 28th September
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.
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