Colin Devine studied graphic/commercial design at the Norwich School of Art in the late sixties. He then became a rock musician and played at various gigs  around the country - at one point doing a gig with the Sex Pistols. after many personal and professional disasters he eventually fished up at Essex University where  (where having made a nuisance of himself for three years) the authorities were kind enough to award a  2:1 in Philosophy and Art History. For two years after graduation he shared a house in south London  with the religious/mystic poet Nic Orengo. He refers to these years as his  'Withnail and I'  season. As is evident  from his site - his work like his person does not neatly fall into one category or another. His paintings traverse the boundaries between Representational, Abstract Expressionism,Traditional Figurative and Surrealist Landscape. An unknown Greek Priest once said; 'Art is religion.'  Mr Devine thinks it is probably more important than that.

'The visible in the service of the invisible.'

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