Colin Wynn

Attention to detail and his ability to capture the mood of the sea and sky makes Colin Wynn one of New Zealand's leading sea and landscape artists. Born in Wellington in 1950, it was while at high school that his artistic talent was discovered.

He began painting professionally in the early 1970s and in 1972 moved to the small West Coast town of Reefton to be near the dramatic coast and mountain country he enjoys painting. Colin worked in the Environmental Division of the New Zealand Forest Service here until 1979 when he decided to make painting his fulltime career.

In 1983 he was invited by the Royal New Zealand Navy to be their official artist, a part-time position which involves several weeks' work every year.

"It's been really interesting. It's taken me to many places in New Zealand and around the world that I normally wouldn't get to."

Colin's work regularly features in galleries around the country. His work is well known and graces private and public collections throughout New Zealand and the world.