Colin Orchard


Born in Ewell Surrey in 1935 he began his working life in 1950 with The Times newspaper where he trained as a typographer and layout artist. In 1962 he joined Letraset International as Art Director and after 10 years left in order to freelance as a graphic designer.

He moved from Dorking to St.Ives in 1983 with his wife Celia who is a quilt maker, to devote more time to his painting. Since 1987 he has had 14 one-man exhibitions and has exhibited in over 50 venues throughout the UK. He was elected as a member of The Royal Society of British Artists in 2007.


Ainscough Contemporary Art, London

David Messum, London

Glasshouse Gallery, Penzance

Hagen Aria Gallery, London

Langham Fine Art, Bury St.Edmunds

Merci Gallery, London

New Grafton Gallery, London

Penhaven Gallery, St.Ives

RBA Summer Exhibitions 2006/7/8

Red Rag Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold

Rowley Gallery, London

Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions 1993/98

Walker Galleries, Harrogate and Honiton


"The Dictionary of Artists in Britain since 1945" by David Buckman

"Who's Who in Art" 2006/8

"The Artist" 2007


Co-author "Art About St.Ives" 2006

Designer "Gasworks to Gallery-the story of Tate St.Ives"


"The Artist" Award 2006

"Davison Award" RBA 2007

Colin's Contact Details:

Manor House,
Cornwall TR26 1DU

  Tel: 01736 798340

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