How the red heather
An atmospheric piece depicting the heather covered moorland.
Created using: Oil
Size: 51 x 101 cm
Frame: White Wood Contemporary
Colin Halliday was born in Cumbria in 1964 and brought up on a farm just below the Pennines in the Eden Valley. Halliday graduated from Exeter with a B.A. honours degree in 1992 and has been painting full time ever since. Moving to London after graduation he spent over ten years there making a name for himself and perhaps the biggest impact came from his cityscapes. Seascapes also started to emerge whilst in London and are still part of his work.
A move to Derbyshire in 2005 however resulted in fulfilment of a lifetime ambition to paint rich rural landscapes. Now it is mostly Derbyshire and Northern landscapes that dominate his work.
For Colin application of paint is key. “I want it to look like a painting. I want the viewer to see the splashes and drips, the physicality of the...