Colin Allbrook is one of the most respected and renowned painters in the South-West of England. Working in both oils and watercolours, Colin paints a range of subjects from coastal and marine landscapes, to countryside sports and animals.   Through his skilful use of light and colour, he depicts the life and activity in his subjects to great effect.

His work is regularly selected for prestigious exhibitions such as the Sunday Times Watercolour competition and the Royal Institute of Painters in Oils. He is an elected member of the Royal institute of Painters in Watercolour (RI), the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) and the Society of Equestrian Artists (SEA).

Colin has received many awards for his work, including, in 2009, both the Turner Watercolour Award and the Rowland Hilder Award for landscape painting at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour exhibition. He has also twice won the 'Terence Cuneo' medal at the SEA and the 'Excellence in Watercolour' prize at the Royal West of England Academy four times.

Selling mainly through exhibitions & galleries his paintings are in private and corporate collections throughout the world.

Colin been a self-employed artist all his working life and has lived and worked in Devon for nearly years, where he has a studio by the River Taw, in a beautiful area which inspires so much of his work.  He accepts commissions and regularly teaches on workshops and courses, both in the UK and abroad.  A number of his original works are available to buy, as well as a selection of prints and cards.