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Niamh Collins

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Niamh Collins was born in Dublin, and came to England to attend art college. After seven years as a student, she graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1981. Since then, she has been practising as a professional artist, first in London, and currently based in Bristol.

She has exhibited widely, both in the UK and abroad, has won several awards, and has work in many private and public collections. Her career has included teaching at various art colleges, and residencies in schools and an art college. In 2019, she spent three months at the historic Porthmeor Studios in St Ives, Cornwall.

In 2023 she won the London Group Open Exhibition Prize at the Copeland Gallery, London.

‘My work is concerned with representing the experience of landscape through colourful abstract painting. My inspiration comes from wilderness and coastal landscapes, from Cornwall to the Caribbean. Some of the work is obviously directly related to the landscape, but I also draw on memory and imagination. I use a variety of techniques, on canvas and paper, often ‘mono-printing’ with Clingfilm and found objects.’

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