Colin Christie began drawing and painting in his early teens and went on to study at Edinburgh College of Art and the Glasgow School of Art.
He worked in Graphics and Architecture until 1984 when he changed career and joined staff at the then Napier College in Edinburgh. He lectured in Interior Design, Computer Aided Design, Graphics and Technology until 2001.
Since then he has worked as a freelance designer producing all manner of computer generated graphics and visualisations for Scottish and London based commercial clients. In 2006 he began to think about painting again and encouraged by his wife Margaret, he has set aside his Apple computer for an easel and recaptured the joy of painting.
Colin strives to bring a freshness of colour and a sense of form and space to a variety of subjects. He has developed a painting technique that applies equally well to acrylics and oils.
The Jetty Gallery