Colin attended Manchester Polytechnic and then Stourbridge College of Art in the West Midlands, specialising in graphic images on flat glass. Worked for Whitefriars Glass as in-house designer with Geoffrey Baxter.
A keen mountain explorer Colin frequently works "en plein air" in the Peak District and Lake District, as well as the Welsh Hills and the Scottish Highlands.
Colin lives with his wife Jenny near Northampton. For many years he organised the local annual art show and the local art group.
A Full Member of the Northampton Town & County Art Society, Colin is also a member of the Northampton based Network Arts Group and the Rugby & District Art Society.
Colin has work in private collections in the UK, USA, Sweden, Spain and Germany.
Colin provided the illustrations for a book on Wainwrights 'Pennine Journey' - edited by David Pitt, with maps by Ron Scholes, published by Francis Lincoln June 2010 and featured in 'Inside out - Cumbria & the North West' - BBC TV. Now available by the same team is a similar volume on the Howgills Fells published by Lincoln Press in 2013.
Currently working with Ron Scholes on a further Wainwright book publication due 2017