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About

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I began painting with acrylics and watercolours in the summer of 1989. I progressed from drawing with graphite pencil on any paper I could find; this I could remember doing while I was in Primary leading up to Secondary School.

I got into painting with acrylic on canvas as a medium through Mr Dean Vanhorn; a Jamaican fine artist from my community. In 1989; my beautiful and supporting parents sent me to Mr Vanhorn to learn how to be a professional fine artist.

A year later I started selling my art through one of my cousins (Junior); who was working at the Dragons Bay Hotel in Portland Jamaica. He took a chance because he liked what I was doing at the age of eleven (11).
My early work was mainly concentrated on the colours of the Caribbean; mainly Jamaica because that was my surroundings. These colours stimulated my artistic abilities and gave me the opportunity to capture the Caribbean lifestyle on paper and canvas.

The Jamaican fine art community embraced my talents from that early age, private collectors, tourists and institutions collected my work, which inturn gave me the platform to showcase my work at various local visual art exhibitions.
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When I was introduced to painting with acrylic on canvas; my whole life changed; because I discovered myself; who I really am and could potentially become and now this is the medium I almost exclusively paint with. Acrylics combine strength of colour with technical simplicity, and their durability; gave me confidence knowing my art will remain in perfect condition when shipped accrossed the world.

When I Moved to England in December 2001; most of my focus changed and I went to university to study architecture. eventhough it did slightly change; my undying love for my art never diminished.

I found it beneficial moving to Europe and completing my university studies because this gave me the opportunity to to explore different sceneries and learn different techniques of the visual arts.

Art gives me the chance to inspire life, you can escape and find youself. As my art grows and reaches different people, my greatest wish is that I can inspire someone; now my days almost always begin with a blank canvas in front of me, and images of stunning tropical waterfalls, mountains, white sandy beaches and swaying beautiful coconut trees, all fighting for their chances to be the next inline to be released from my mind so they can be painted on canvas.
 

CONTACT:

Email: collinclarke42@gmail.com 

Website Blog: https://collinaclarke.wordpress.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CollinAClarke

Instagram: http://instagram.com/collinaclarke

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/CollinAClarke

Google+: https://plus.google.com/115220314490677258915

Pinterest: http://uk.pinterest.com/collinaclarke

Collin A. Clarke Fine Art

 

74 responses to “About

  1. carentaylor

    October 27, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Your artworks are lovely Colin, I look forward to seeing many more pieces in the future! 🙂

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  2. First Night Design

    October 27, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Much thanks for following First Night Design!

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  3. Yoshiko

    October 29, 2014 at 2:24 am

    Thank you on behalf of Daylight Tune Ministry to follow our ministry blog. May our poetry bless your hearts and minds 🙂

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  4. kerryl29

    October 29, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Thanks for the recent visit to/follow of my blog. It led me here and I’ve spent some time perusing your recent blog entries and some of the work posted on your website. Truly tremendous work! I very much look forward to seeing more in the future.

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    • collinaclarke

      October 29, 2014 at 8:54 pm

      Many thanks Kerry!

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      • kerryl29

        October 29, 2014 at 8:59 pm

        It’s my pleasure, Collin. Honestly, if I had the ability to paint or draw remotely as well as you do, I doubt I ever would have picked up a camera.

        I’ll definitely be checking back here to see more of your marvelous work.

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  5. Kimberly

    October 29, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    Thank you Collin for following. I’m so pleased you did, else I might not have see your beautiful artwork. Your talent is humbling. Hope you’ll consider entering the art competition at http://www.writing2well.wordpress.com Cheers!

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    • collinaclarke

      October 30, 2014 at 1:02 am

      Ok thank you. Do I just enter a paing or do I need to do something with it like edit in photo editor with words?

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      • Kimberly

        October 30, 2014 at 1:14 am

        As long as the finished entry meets the criteria, that’s up to you. Either, the title “Writing Well” and it’s subheading will remain centered with the artwork replacing the current barn photo, or you can modify your work with the title and subheading integrated within your art. Good question, and best of luck!

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  6. Karina Susanto

    October 30, 2014 at 1:22 am

    Dear Mr. Collin..
    Thank you for following my blog. It was such a great honor to me. Will look forward to your awesome posts. Blessings 🙂

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  7. chrisnelson61

    October 31, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Thanks for the follow, Collin. I love your style – there is some great work here. Hope you enjoy my site as much.

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  8. Baluja

    November 17, 2014 at 12:38 am

    Thank for connecting through WordPress, Collin. I scrolled through your home page and saw some of your incredible artwork. I also followed on Twitter and Google+. I’m on a few other sites, so feel free to hook up on any of the ones that we’re both on. Hopefully, our networking will help to introduce our work to others as we continue on our respective paths. May you be blessed with an endless stream of creativity.

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    • collinaclarke

      November 18, 2014 at 6:46 am

      Many thanks for that mate, I will will certainly return the follows and keep promoting. Have a wonderful day.

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  9. crazysnake513

    November 17, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Your work is absolutely fantastic, I got to say I enjoy paintings like these. I never was good at painting, as I am with drawing. I’m too messy and get paint everywhere lol. Keep up this brilliant work, also thank you for the follow.

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  10. prior

    November 18, 2014 at 5:53 am

    glad to have crossed blog paths and I love your art – 🙂 peace

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    • collinaclarke

      November 18, 2014 at 7:33 am

      Many thanks prior, its a great pleasure to connect with you!

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  11. Julia Manuel

    November 21, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    An artist of Freedom & Peace ~ well said I love that. I may have to steal it lol. Thank you for visiting my blog, I’m grateful 🙂 I look forward to viewing more of your artists’ haven. peace, love & light, j

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  12. maggiebird

    November 23, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Congratulations on this new blog. I’m glad to have seen it. Keep painting!

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    • collinaclarke

      November 23, 2014 at 10:38 pm

      Many thanks Maggie, I will definitely do that, I can’t and will never stop painting!

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  13. brickthomas

    November 27, 2014 at 1:10 am

    Thank you for following and look forward to exploring your work also.

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  14. The Crazy Crone

    November 29, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Thanks for following my blog, Colin, an absolute pleasure to follow your blog, love your dreams, your life and your art. Take care!

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    • collinaclarke

      November 29, 2014 at 4:43 pm

      You’re more than welcome my dear, many thanks for the kind words. Have a wonderful day yourself x

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  15. Found This Painted That

    December 1, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Please, what does an Architectural technologist do? I never saw that option on career day, lol!

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    • collinaclarke

      December 1, 2014 at 3:32 pm

      Lol. They do the technil aspects of architecture. The architect designs the building, I drew it basically.

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      • Found This Painted That

        December 1, 2014 at 3:47 pm

        What a cool career! Not that what you do now isn’t cooler, but still!

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      • collinaclarke

        December 1, 2014 at 3:48 pm

        Lol. It is cool. It was the long hours and stressful times. But it is an ok career.

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  16. Freud Fission Chips

    December 1, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Thanks for visiting Freud Fission Chips’ blog Colin. I hope you enjoyed your time there and that the pics made you smile. I’ve just been exploring your blog and I have to say your images are stupendous. Self taught!! What a talent! I’ve sent your URL to friends of mine who appreciate good artwork and I will be popping back to visit soon.
    Cheers mate.
    FFC

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    • collinaclarke

      December 1, 2014 at 11:28 pm

      Thanks very much for your kind words and for sharing my work, I truly appreciate that!

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  17. moonike

    December 5, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Hello Collin, many thanks for visiting my blog and for the follow, it is an honour. Much appreciated! Thank you 🙂

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  18. icelandpenny

    December 13, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Thank you for following my blog, Colin. I’ve just been looking through your latest posts, and like the Caribbean images very much. I imagine your surroundings in England are as grey as my own right now, so you must be taking great pleasure in finding colour to compensate, just as I am!

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    • collinaclarke

      December 14, 2014 at 12:34 am

      Thank you for appreciating my work. Definitely; its very dark and grey here in Birmingham, I am enjoying taking the mind out on a wonderful holiday!

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  19. Rigguz

    December 16, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Thanks for the like on my blog. Wonderful paintings, i really enjoy how bold they are and the way you used color, It is one of your attributes of your style.

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  20. Little Monster Girl

    January 8, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    Hi Mr. Clarke! I really enjoy your blog and artwork and so I have nominated you for a very inspiring blogger award!
    https://lmgcomic.wordpress.com/2015/01/08/new-comic-up-blogger-award-a-change-maybe/

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  21. Andrew Mark Watkins

    January 14, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Thank-you for liking my painting on my blog. I think your work is wonderful too!

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  22. Priceless Joy

    February 10, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    Beautiful Collin. You will go far.

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    • collinaclarke

      February 10, 2015 at 9:00 pm

      Thanks Priceless joy. We will all go far; we are so beautiful people, many thanks x

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  23. newyorknorthfineart

    April 3, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    Nice work! I like the bright colors and how they are full of life. I look forward to following your blog. ~Rita

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    • collinaclarke

      April 3, 2015 at 11:28 pm

      Many thanks my friend, looking forward to showcasing my wonderful artwork to you!

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  24. Phloem

    July 8, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    Hello, my family are originally from Portland, Skibo! xx

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    • collinaclarke

      July 9, 2015 at 4:29 am

      Oh ok. Where in portland exactly are they from in portland?

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  25. Young Smarties

    July 10, 2015 at 6:27 am

    Thanks for following my blog! You have very beautiful paintings on your blog. I love painting and want to start with acrylic on canvas too! Any tips on how to get started? Would love to see more paintings from you 🙂

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    • collinaclarke

      July 10, 2015 at 10:37 pm

      Many thanks for that. Tips for starting I would say; paint what you feel and like; regardless of who likes it. Just be yourself.

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  26. monicastamper

    July 10, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Thanks for liking my post and following my blog. I’ve been looking through some of your work and find it beautiful. Best of luck to you!

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  27. monicastamper

    July 10, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    Thank you for liking and following my blog. Just wanted to let you know there are some sculptural pieces that go along with the story on social media.

    I’ve been looking through your work and find it beautiful. God bless and best of luck to you!

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  28. Enviroart

    July 11, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Thank you Collin for liking and following my blog. I like your art, so colorful !

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  29. bkpyett

    July 12, 2015 at 9:45 am

    It is lovely to hear how art has enriched your life, Colin. Thank you so much for your follow. 🙂

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    • collinaclarke

      July 12, 2015 at 11:01 am

      Thanks very much. It definitely as enriched my life I so many ways, and you’re welcome.

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  30. Ann Koplow

    July 19, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Beautiful, Collin! I’m so glad our paths have crossed today.

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  31. Corina Victoria Sein

    July 19, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    True, The art is a chance order to live beautifully.
    Imparted by its own means, defines us. The creator is always the generous. Thanks for the “gifts” posted on the blog.

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  32. Thru His vessel JB

    January 26, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Hi Collin

    What a wonderful surprise. I just wanted to thank you for following my blog and I find out that you are from the islands, Jamaica as well. I was born here but my whole lineage is Jamaican. As a fellow Caribbean artist, I would like to share with you an upcoming art project that I am working on that God led me to do. How may I contact you? Thank you very much and I hope to hear from you soon because as of now I’m following your blog. Your artwork is beautiful.

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    • collinaclarke

      January 26, 2016 at 8:37 pm

      Hi, wonderful stuff. Loving your work as well. Where are you based? You can email me. collinclarke42@gmail.com. thank you very for liking my work. I wish you all the best!

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  33. gaesari

    February 1, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    Hi Collin, what a great job with your paintings! Also want to thank you for following my web, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did yours!
    Cheers!

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    • collinaclarke

      February 3, 2016 at 3:27 am

      Thanks for liking my work and you’re welcome, I think your work is wonderful as well, keep up the good work!

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