“Days End in a New Season” by Colin Page, oil on canvas, 24x36 inches
“Days End in a New Season” by Colin Page, oil on canvas, 24x36 inches
What has struck me about Colin Page’s paintings is how  they are all filled with a great sense of light and harmoneous color. 

Page says, “My paintings usually start from an interest in a specific light effect or color combination. I want to capture the energy of the scene through interesting color interactions and a balance of shapes. Sometimes it’s a strong sun, and other times it’s a soft overcast atmosphere, but for me the primary visual interest is in how to describe those moments through color relationships. I’m also painting scenes from my life and world, whether those are the landscapes I see around midcoast Maine, or portraits of my daughters. The paintings are special to me because they are a kind of self-portrait. Even the landscapes are personal, as they are about my experience of that place at that time. 

“I’ve always loved visual art, and was lucky to have supportive parents who encouraged me. After I got out of school I started painting outside much more often and loved the experience of trying to capture fleeting light. Working on location made my work more gestural and immediate. Painting the landscape in Maine is a big part of how I became the painter I am today.”

Page has recently opened Page Gallery in Camden, where he shows his own work, as well as other artists’ works in a range of disciplines. He has been surprised by and enjoys curating and arranging the shows, and he’s been able to retain a gallery manager, giving him the time to keep painting.