Colin Ross Jack

Oils, Pastels, Acrylics
Landscape, Seascape
M, NW, Wales, SW

Colin is available for Demonstrations, Workshops and Commissions. He is willing to travel, and is happy to attend both day and evening events.

"Art has been a passion for all my life, and continues to be so. I work in Oils, Acrylics and Pastels. I paint seascapes, flowerscapes, still life and landscape, with occasional figure paintings"

"My subjects are often drawn from my home area in Fife, Scotland. I now live in the North of England, where I exhibit and demonstrate, but I especially exhibit regularly at the annual Arts Festival in Pittenweem, Fife, which has grown in size to become one of the major arts events in Scotland. As well as in England and Scotland, several of my pictures are now in private collections in France, Germany, Australia and America."

"I am married, with a son and daughter, and 5 grandchildren. I took a degree in Astrophysics at the University of Edinburgh, and have taught Physics for my working life [now semiretired]. I maintain an interest in Astronomy. I have also written poetry and a novel. I play guitar, and despite being Scottish, I am passionate about cricket."

"The East Neuk of Fife - Where is the East Neuk? Fife sticks out of the East coast of Scotland, looking like a Scotty dog's head. The East Neuk is the easternmost corner, the dog's nose, comprising the old fishing villages of Elie, St Monans, Pittenweem, Anstruther (including Cellardyke and Kilrenny) and Crail. The predominant colours here are the blue of the sea and sky, the white of the buildings with their crow-stepped gables, and the orange of the pan tiled roofs. Artists are attracted here for the Mediterranean-like beauty, the vivid and clear light of summer, and the angry passionate seas of winter. I was born and brought up in Anstruther, and though I no longer live in Scotland, I go 'home' several times every year, dipping again and again into the inexhaustible supply of scenes there. I am convinced that if Van Gogh had found the East Neuk of Fife before he found Arles, he would have settled here! I follow two dictums in my painting: 'Painting is less about making marks than about making choices' and 'A painting is not about how a place looks but how it feels'."

Colin is well known for his Flower Landscapes. If you want a special painting for a special occasion, or for your own pleasure, Colin takes commissions.

The Singer/Bass player Michael Steele of "The Bangles" has recently bought 2 of Colin's paintings, which are on display in Los Angeles. Colin enjoys painting Harbour scenes, though he has recently painted a series of Venetian Carnaval figures and a series of Japanese Geishas.

Further details of Colin's work may be seen at He is available for commissioned work (Tel: 01257 423061, email: