The Untameable Nature of Nature by Colin Halliday

June 25th – 7th August, 2016

Opening Evening, June 25th, 6 – 8pm







1964 Born Carlisle
1987-88 Foundation Course in Fine Art, Carlisle
1989-92 BA (Honours) Fine Art, Exeter


One Person Shows

Sept 2014 “New Work” Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donington
March 2011 “An Illuminated Land”, GX gallery, London
Feb 2011 “The Earth Beneath us”, Mooch, Manchester
June 2010 Ridgeway, Bakewell, Derbyshire
May 2010 “From Pastoral to Sublime”, GX gallery, London
Sept 2009 Flannels, Leeds
Sept 2009 Barefoot gallery, Boston Spa, Yorkshire
June 2009 Ridgeway gallery, Bakewell, Derbyshire
May 2009 “Elements” GX gallery, London
July 2008 “The Romantic North” GX gallery, London
April 2008 “Back to Nature” STaRT SPACE, London
April 2007 “A Breath of London” STaRT SPACE, London
May 2007 “The Nature of Nature” Tregoning Gallery, Derby
July 2007 “A sense of place” GX Gallery, London
June 2006 “English Landscapes” G.Expectations, Camberwell
March 2005 “The Smoke and the water”, G.Expectations, Camberwell
Oct–Dec 2004 Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw, Pilgrim St. London (represented by Collyer Bristow)
June–July 2004 “From City to Sea”, Great Expectations, Camberwell
March–April 2004 Seascapes at the Sea Cow, East Dulwich
September 2003 “Great Expectations”, Camberwell
October 2002 The Walk Gallery, London
April–June 2002 “The Beautiful South”, Simply Nico, London SE1 (represented by Papermint)
June 2001 “Lost Wilderness”, Blyth Gallery, Manchester
June-July 2000 “The Twenty First Century Landscape”, Sutton House, Hackney
April 2000 “Aretrospective”, The Walk Gallery, London
Jan-March 2000 “The Promised Land”, Harrow Arts Club
October 1999 “Future Landscapes” Knapp Gallery, Regent’s College, London
February 1999 “Landscape in Consciousness”, The One Below Gallery, Telegraph Hill, London and continuing in June at Grey College, Durham
March-April 1997 “Fools Paradise”, The Sun and Doves, Camberwell
February 1994 “Somewhere between preservation and destruction”, Carnegie Arts Centre, Workington, Cumbria



Macmillan Trust
Earl of Scarbrough
Cancer suite, Rotherham NHS

About the Exhibition

We are excited to host our second solo exhibition by Derbyshire based painter Colin Halliday from June 25th – 7th August, 2016. Painted En Plein Air, from Cornwall to the Cotswolds these new works are not only a reflection of the joy of being in the landscape but also a celebration of the very essence of paint itself.


The subject matter again concerns itself with the classic English landscape; streams, rivers, hedgerows, places that could be almost anywhere in England. This conscious choice within the composition of the work stems from a need to elevate the painting to being about more than just where the physical locations are from a geographical point of view, but also the actual process of painting itself.


Since Colin’s last solo show two years ago he has travelled extensively throughout the English countryside to immortalise these classic vistas in his favoured impasto style application of Oil paint.


“The logistics are its hard work, really hard. I have about 5 -7 litres of oil paint, my easel, rags, palette knifes, my flask of tea and sandwiches in a rucksack and let me tell you after a half mile walk with that you feel like your walking on air when you take it off. I also carry a fold up camping table in one hand which is my palette and a large canvas or box of smaller canvases in the other hand.”
Colin Halliday


Join us for a celebration of the English countryside and of course the art of painting this green and pleasant land.


Tarpey Gallery
77 High Street
Castle Donington
De74 2pq

Opening Times

Thursday – Sunday
10am – 5pm


Luke Tarpey – 07772404293


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