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Coll McDonnell

Daryl on our bed

oil paint on board
50 x 40 cm
2020

Daryl after his Run

oil paint on board
50 x 40 cm
2020

Changing our Sheets

oil paint on canvas
72 x 72 cm
2020

Reflection in my Study Door

oil paint on board
25 x 20 cm
2020

Luke

oil paint on canvas
133 x 60 cm
2020

Under the Westway at Royal Oak

technique or material
50 x 40 cm
2020

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Coll McDonnell

Daryl on our bed

oil paint on board
50 x 40 cm
2020

Daryl after his Run

oil paint on board
50 x 40 cm
2020

Changing our Sheets

oil paint on canvas
72 x 72 cm
2020

Reflection in my Study Door

oil paint on board
25 x 20 cm
2020

Luke

oil paint on canvas
133 x 60 cm
2020

Under the Westway at Royal Oak

technique or material
50 x 40 cm
2020

About Coll

I came to painting late. I was in my mid 30’s. It was like falling in love with someone I didn’t totally understand, couldn’t control and who was beyond me. But I knew that above all else I wanted to experience life and express myself through this medium.

This is a dream I hold close, and, on occasion, I have even seen the possibility of it happening. Most of the time, however, I have a tricky, complicated and awkward relationship with painting. But, beyond people, it is the most important thing in my life.

I try to stop myself from asking if I am good or bad. But rather was I really present, committed and true?

Ship
Charcoal on paper
2019

My Curriculum

Born 1972
Higher Education
Heatherley School of Art 2010-12
Royal Drawing School Post Graduate Diploma 2008-9
Wimbledon School of Art BA Fine Art Painting 2001-2004
University of East Anglia History of Art and Architecture 1995-7

Recent Group Exhibitions
New English Art Club Annual Exhibition 2021
Greatorex Street Gallery- 2018
Mandell’s Gallery Norwich - 2018
Discerning Eye -2016
Columbia Threadneedle - 2016
Art Bermondsey Project Space -2016J
Jerwood Drawing Prize - 2013
Doggett Gallery London W11 - 2012
Vegas Gallery London E2 - 2012
Morley Gallery London SE1 - 2011

Publications
Vohora, Atul. ‘Painting the Human Figure: Ideas and Perception’
Crowood Press 2012