Colley Whisson, Workshop Instructor

Colley Whisson, Modern Impressionist, Professional Painter

Colley Whisson was born in Brisbane, Australia in 1966. He grew up in semi rural surrounds which gave him an appreciation for nature and the outdoors, enjoying every opportunity he had been given to study and appreciate its nuances. In 1985 he had a brief stint as a picture framer which now looking back upon was an excellent introduction to the art world as a young adult.

After giving him all the necessary fundamentals required in becoming an artist his father Eric encouraged and guided his early artistic direction.

Colley has long believed “It’s not what you paint but how you paint it”. With this in the fore-front of his mind he dedicated himself to developing his skills to the highest level possible. Colley’s aim is to tell a visual story with clarity and sophistication but he is also driven to distort and abstract the image as much as possible while still maintaining a realistic image. Being in high demand to hold exhibitions, tutoring appointments, judging and demonstrations in Australia and abroad, he looks forward and relished every opportunity. He is happy to carry the tag as one of Australia’s finest young Impressionist painter’s. With books, magazine articles and demonstration DVD’s to his credit he feels that he has begun to make his mark in the Art World.

Colley aims to share his knowledge and joy of painting with like-minded artist’s world-wide. Throughout his career he has been blessed to be able to share this wonderful artistic journey with his wife and two young sons.

This journey is ongoing and he looks forward to each time he returns to his easel.