Colin Pratt

Award Winning artist Colin Pratt is a Master of Encaustic - the ancient art of painting with pigmented wax.

Local Awards have included:2014 Winner, Beverley Art Exhibition (Mixed Media)2013 Winner, Dardanup Art Prize2013 Highly Commended, Beverley Art Exhibition2005 Highly Commended, Nannup Arts Council2004 Rotary Directory Cover (Bankwest Award), Margaret River 2003 Highly Commended, Dunsborough Lions Art Award2003 Best Mixed Media – Nannup Arts Council

COLIN PRATT – PAINTER

Colin has drawn and painted all his life using a range of media but changed to encaustic in 2000 after a chance encounter on a visit to England. Since then - and nearly 20 years later -different approaches to using this form of medium have resulted in experimentation and the creation of an incredible range of effects, including 3D works.

He makes most of the materials (waxes, supports, frames) which gives him the ability to be flexible with the size and shape of the painting. Collage with encaustic is his principal style, although other natural products are used as complementary materials: crushed ochres, marri and grass tree resins, and ash/charcoal are featured prominently in many paintings.

The majority of paintings reflect both natural and cultural themes, with a recent predominance of urban issues focussing on concerns raised by city dwellers.However, visitors to Happs Studio Gallery will notice works based on other themes, including Japanese, historical, and ocean themes.

Paintings have sold locally, nationally, and internationally.

Local Awards have included:2014 Winner, Beverley Art Exhibition (Mixed Media)2013 Winner, Dardanup Art Prize2013 Highly Commended, Beverley Art Exhibition2005 Highly Commended, Nannup Arts Council2004 Rotary Directory Cover (Bankwest Award), Margaret River 2003 Highly Commended, Dunsborough Lions Art Award2003 Best Mixed Media – Nannup Arts Council

The Mount

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Aeration

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Shelter

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Urban Isolation - I

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Urban Isolation - II

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Urban Isolation - III

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Troglodytes

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Its Not Suburbia

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As our paintings require shipping quotes, we cannot offer them for purchase online. If you are interested in any of Colin's wonderful works, please click on the "PURCHASE INQUIRY" button to email our Gallery Manager, Japneet Keith, or call on (08)97553300.