Colleen Palgrave


I was born and lived in Norfolk where the starkness of the land and the immense dramatic skies were in contrast to the spectacular mountains and sheltered valleys of Wales, where I later lived.
Although happy to live in the Midlands and to paint local scenes, I feel compelled to return regularly to both Norfolk and Wales, where many of my ideas originate.
Holidays are always ‘art based’ as on a recent visit to Scotland when I returned with numerous sketches and photographs as source material.

Colleen gained a first class honours degree in Fine Art in 2004, and received the Elizabeth Arrowsmith Award. She exhibits regularly in the Midlands, has exhibited at ‘The Birmingham Open’ and has held two solo exhibitions.