Artist Colin Righton’s career has fortuitously combined his two great passions, painting and travel. His explorations of various media, subject matter and creative and thought-provoking ideas have propelled him to a multitude of locations and adventures around the world. He currently lives and works on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada.
His most recent paintings, predominantly colourful and dynamic acrylics, reflect inner as well as outer travels and despite periodic diversity into experimental territory there is a vibrant spiritual core present throughout his work that is unmistakably his own; both a joy in life and a reflection upon it.
Hermione travels north from Argentina, months overland through South, Central and North America. Colin Righton travels south, from Canada, overland through the same territory. At different times. In opposite directions. Mexico, Guatemala,El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile. They eventually meet in British Columbia and compare notes. This exhibit explores their two distinct visual reactions to what they saw and experienced and how this informed their subsequent work, through two cultural lenses and two personal expressive styles.