Clifford Collie: The Imagined Garden

10 January - 1 February 2020

Solomon Fine Art is delighted to host an exhibition of new paintings by artist Clifford Collie.

Having spent most of his life living and working between Ireland and Spain, dual habitation has been an important nutritive element in Collie's response to painting. His subject matter, style and methods of working are bound up in a personalised vision, based on his understanding of nature and self.

For Collie, painting is an exploratory and emotive response to the world he inhabits and as such the artist tries to capture his environment in various guises; observing, shaping and reshaping nature to a level where it becomes an allegory to life itself.

Clifford Collie was born in Dublin in 1960. He attended the National College of Art and Design, Dublin after which he became a full member of Temple Bar Gallery and Studios. In 1992 Collie moved to Spain where he currently lives and works.

Collie has exhibited extensively both at home and abroad over the last 30 years and is a regular exhibitor at the Royal Hibernian Academy’s Annual Exhibition. His work is included in many Irish and international private and public collections including Bank of Ireland, Office of Public Works, Irish Life, Contemporary Irish Arts Society, Stokes Kennedy Crowley, National Irish Bank and the Maurice and Marie Foley Collection.