Born in East London, Colin Merrin studied at Maidstone College of Art, Kingston University, University of London, Institute of Education. Elected as a member of the Royal Watercolour Society in 2009, he lives and works in Southsea, Hampshire.

Recent and Forthcoming Exhibitions

2018
Art Space Open Studios, Portsmouth (June 20th -22nd)
GASP at Lakeside, Portsmouth, Hants
Bankside Gallery, London ‘RWS Spring Exhibition’
Bankside Gallery, London ‘New Year, New Work’
2017
Farindola International Arts Festival, Abruzzo, Italy. ‘Artist in Residence’
Bankside Gallery, London. ‘Water, Paper, Paint’
Kunstgalerie Carre d’artistes, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Urban Landscapes
Bankside Gallery, London, ‘Spring Exhibition’
Bankside Gallery, London, RWS ‘Autumn Exhibition’
Canvas Gallery, Winchester, Hants
Stark Gallery, Canterbury, Kent
GASP at Lakeside, Portsmouth, Hants
Art Space Open Studios, Portsmouth, Hants
2016
New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst, Hants,
Atelier Pete Codling, Southsea, Hants. ‘Sea’
Canvas Gallery, Winchester, Hants
Bankside Gallery, London ‘Mini Pics’
Bankside Gallery, London ‘Made in Colour’
Atelier Pete Codling, Southsea, Hants ‘Le Reve’
Kennaway House, Sidmouth, Devon
Carre d’artistes, Doha, Qatar
2015
Wykeham Gallery, Stockbridge, Hants
Dolby Gallery, Oundle, Northants
Bankside Gallery, London ‘Watercolour Etc’
Atelier Pete Codling, Southsea ‘Depiction5’
Smith and Williamson, Salisbury, Wilts
2014
‘Created in Portsmouth’, Open Studios
Rosemoor RHS, Devon. ‘Watercolours’
The Gallery, Cork Street, London W1 ‘United Society of Artists Open Exhibition’
Bankside Gallery ‘Off the Wall’
Kunstgalerie, Carre d’artistes. The Hague, Netherlands
Stark Gallery, Canterbury
Dolby Gallery, Oundle, Northants
2013
Bankside Gallery ‘The Mini Picture Show’
Brighton Art Fair
Bankside Gallery, ‘Watercolour Now’
Dolby Gallery, Oundle, Northamptonshire
Riverside Gallery, Barnes, London ‘Land, Sea and Sky’
Young Gallery, Salisbury ‘RWS Spring Exhibition’
Bankside Gallery, London ‘RWS Spring Exhibition’
Pelham House, Lewes ‘A Day in the Life of Pelham House’. Artist in Residence
Gallerytop, Matlock, Derbyshire ‘Landscapes’
Bell Fine Art, Winchester
Stark Gallery, Canterbury
2012
Affordable Art Fair 2012, London (with Bell Fine Art)
Bankside Gallery, London RWS. Mini Picture Show
Bankside Gallery, London. RWS Spring Exhibition
Stark Gallery, Canterbury.
Bell Fine Art, Winchester
Riverside Gallery, London
Carre d’artistes, London
Coach House Gallery. Alfriston, East Sussex
Bankside Gallery, London. ‘Picturing Britain’
Pelham House, Lewes. ‘Skies and Downland’
2011
Hop Gallery, Lewes, ‘Half Wild and Wholly Tame’
Foundry Gallery, ‘Lewes Artists United’
Artwave, Lansdown Gallery, Lewes,
Gallery North, Hailsham,
Royal Cornwall Museum, RWS Autumn Exhibition, Truro
Bankside Gallery, London RWS Spring Exhibition
Lansdown Gallery, Lewes, East Sussex
2010
Museo della Carta e della Filigrana, Fabriano, Italy
Bankside Gallery, London. RWS Spring Exhibition.
Webbs Road Fine Art, London
Bankside Gallery, RWS, Autumn Exhibition
Brighton Art Fair
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex St Joseph’s Open
Lansdown Gallery, Lewes, East Sussex.
Artwave Open Studios, Lewes, East Sussex
Riverside Gallery, London
Glasgow Arts Club, Scotland
2009
Webbs Road Fine Art, London
Bankside Gallery, London. The RWS Autumn Exhibition
Bankside Gallery, Mall Galleries, London. High Watermark RWS/RI
Galerie Carre d’artistes, Paris
St Stephens Arts Festival, London
Bankside Gallery, London. RWS Spring Exhibition
Mall Galleries, London. The Royal Society of British Artists
Webbs Road Fine Art, London
Windsor Contemporary Art Fair
2008
Manchester Buy Art Fair with Webbs Road Fine Art
Brighton Art Fair
Untitled Art Fair, London
Battersea Contemporary Art Fair, London
Hicks Gallery, London