Colin was born in England where he trained and graduated from College/University in art, illustration and photography. After working as an illustrator at studios in Southern England he immigrated to Canada where he worked as an artist/Illustrator at Canadair in Montreal and other commercial art studios in the city. He then moved to Ottawa where he continued working as an artist/illustrator and, for several years, ran his own gallery (Trillium Gallery) on Bank Street. Colin is now retired and is living in Ottawa. He is involved in the running of the life-drawing/painting group The Bottom Line that meets weekly and continuing to paint in his own somewhat quirky manner.