Colin Orchard
Colin Orchard at Eighty
10th October to 31st October 2015

 

Colin Orchard at Eighty In celebration of the artist's 80th year, New Craftsman presents an exhibition of work by Colin Orchard, a member of the Royal Society of British Artists and one of Cornwall's most respected painters.
Born in 1935, Orchard had no formal art training and began his career in the art department of The Times newspaper, initially as a messenger and later as a typographer and layout artist. From 1963 to 1973 he was Art Director for Letraset International, then freelanced as a graphic designer until 1983 when he moved to St Ives and became a full time painter.
This new collection of oil on board works takes the artist back to some of his favourite subjects, including landscapes of Cornwall, and of his travels to Suffolk, Venice and Tuscany, alongside a series of Orchard's distinctive 'non' portraits of fictional subjects in fictional interiors, inspired in this instance by women artist friends. Exuding an air of late 19th Century painting in both form and palette, Orchard's subjects are in fact highly contemporary, and the paradox of turn of the century style and 21st century subject give his paintings a uniquely appealing quality. Drawn from both observation and snatches of remembered scenes his powerfully composed, square format paintings are predominantly figurative, but also embrace areas of deliberate abstraction and strong, unmoderated brush marks.
Colin Orchard has exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions and galleries including David Messum, Medici, Walker Galleries, Ainscough and New Grafton. He was elected a member of the RBA in 2007 upon winning the Artist Award at their exhibition that same year.



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Jane’s Studio


61 x 61 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20630


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Sunrise Reflection


30 x 30 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20631


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Face at the Window


30 x 30 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20632


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St. Martin’s, Isles of Scilly


71 x 76 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20633


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Mariner and Painter


28 x 28 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20635


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Workshop


30 x 30 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20634


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Rachel


15 x 15 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20636


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Two Nuns in Venice


15 x 15 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20638


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Gallery Interior


15 x 15 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20637


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Red Umbrella


15 x 15 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20639


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Walking the Dog, Piazza San Marco, Venice


30 x 30 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20649


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Tuscany Vineyard


46 x 46 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20648


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Geraniums,Venice


27 x 27 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20647


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Santa Maria Della Salute, Venice


35 x 35 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20646


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Artist’s Studio


50 x 50 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20645


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Winter Landscape, East Cornwall


56 x 56 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20644


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Sunset from Tremcrom, West Penwith


50 x 50 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20643


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Hayle Towans, Cornwall


71 x 76 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20642


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Southwold Boatyard, Suffolk


35 x 35 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20641


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Winter Sailing at Bawdsey, Suffolk


20 x 20 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20640


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Venice Skyline


30 x 30 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20650


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Rainy Day Piazza San Marco


30 x 30 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20651


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Venice Rooftops


20 x 20 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20652


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Horse and Rider


30 x 30 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20653


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Studio Model


28 x 28 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20654


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Winter Sunset Lelant, Cornwall


38 x 38 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20655


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Life Class


61 x 61 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20656


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Winter Sunset, Cornish Garden


60 x 60 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20657


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Suffolk Sunrise


45 x 45 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20658


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Venice, Midday Light


45 x 45 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20659


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Near Southwold, Suffolk


45 x 45 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20661


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Sunset, West Penwith


45 x 45 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20662


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Cornish Garden


40 x 40 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20663


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Near Heamoor, Cornwall


38 x 38 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20664


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Tuscany Hillside


35 x 35 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20665


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Window Box, Venice (Afternoon Sun)


35 x 35 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20666


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Venice, Evening Light


35 x 35 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20667


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Light and Shadows, Venice


35 x 35 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20668


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Tuscan Hillside II


33 x 33 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20669


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Gallery Interior - Family


28 x 28 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20670


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Pink Hat


30 x 30 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20671


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Jane in her Studio


30 x 30 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20672


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London Embankment


28 x 28 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20673


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Red Umbrella, London Arches


28 x 28 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20674


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Studio Model Undressing


25 x 25 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20675


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Gallery Interior


23 x 23 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20676


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Taking a Shower


23 x 23 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20677


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Roberto, Venetian Gondolier


20 x 20 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20678


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I Told you Before!


20 x 20 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20679


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Hotel Bedroom


16 x 16 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20680


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In the Bedroom


15 x 15 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20681


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Cornish Garden


30 x 30 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20682


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Ill Redentore, Venice


20 x 20 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20683


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Winter Sunrise, Suffolk


46 x 46 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20684


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Olive - Morning Light


19 x 19 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 20740


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