We are delighted to offer the Friends of the RHA the unique opportunity to have a virtual peek inside the studio of the highly acclaimed artist, Colin Davidson RUA. Davidson will discuss his work, art practice and give the RHA Friends a chance to view and discuss the paintings in his studio, both finished and in progress.
Colin Davidson is a contemporary artist, living and working near Belfast, Northern Ireland. Since graduating in 1991 from the University of Ulster he has structured his practice in themes, and since 2010 his focus has been on painting grand scale portraits, which have won widespread recognition and many international awards.
As well as numerous commissions, Davidson’s portrait sitters have included Brad Pitt, Ed Sheeran, Liam Neeson, Brian Friel, Sir Kenneth Branagh, Dame Mary Peters, Gary Lightbody, Marketa Irglova, Glen Hansard, Mark Knopfler, HM Queen Elizabeth II, President Bill Clinton, Seamus Heaney, Angela Merkel (for the cover of TIME Magazine) and most recently President Michael D. Higgins unveiled last July.
His work is held in many public and corporate collections worldwide, including Queen’s University Belfast, the Ulster Museum (Belfast), Standard Life (London), the National Gallery of Ireland (Dublin), the Standard Chartered Bank of Asia, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery (Washington DC) and the National Portrait Gallery, (London).