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Colin Peel

My Professional life for 40 years was in Science and Business but occasionally I would attend a workshop or even find time to do some small water colours when travelling on business.  After working in the US and Europe for 20 years we decided to return to our home country of Australia in 2000. I discovered all the wonderful water colour painters in Melbourne and attended workshops when time allowed.  Since retirement I have been able to more fully participate in the world of art including assisting on Commitees at the Australian Guild of Realist Artists and the Victorian Water Colour Society.  I have also been a volunteer Teacher of Water Colour painting within the Melbourne U3A.  A highlight has been having month-long art residencies and exhibiting in Japan in 3 consecutive years prior to Covid and having another pending for this year.  I also enjoy the Friday group at the Victorian Arts Society where we have the opportunity of a model for long poses over 2 consecutive weeks.  Having had a sea change and relocating to Jan Juc I now participate in the Geelong Art Society and the Anglesea Art House.

I enjoy plein air painting in both water colour and oils.  However, my more experimental paintings are done on a synthetic plastic paper called Yupo and the these have to be done on the horizontal in a studio.

My paintings can be seen at;


Works by Colin Peel

Bells Beach
Colin Peel

Not for sale
Morning Coffee -Desgraves Street
Colin Peel

Not for sale
Dancing Brolgas
Colin Peel

Not for sale
Early Morning King Parrots
Colin Peel

Not for sale
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