Prints of original artwork by Doreen Collins
We offer digital prints, beautifully mounted and framed, of original artwork by artist Doreen Collins.
Doreen and Maurice Collins OBE, were one of the two founding families of the charity Kith & Kids in 1969. Her work with the charity has helped and continues to help thousands of families with children who have learning disabilities and autism in London and across the UK. Read more about Doreen below.
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“I was born in Manchester – my father was Russian and my mother Polish. The genes in my family were all in the range of art and music and I have been lucky enough to have inherited both. I trained at Chelsea School of Art specialising under Jack Mathews who was a wonderful tutor. When I finished my training at Chelsea, I worked solidly in my studio and exhibited my sculpture in the R.A. Summer exhibitions (eight consecutive years) through the 1980’s. I was not conscious of any influence but instinctively veered towards cubism.
In the 1990’s I made a conscious decision to move into painting. The reasons were mainly personal pressure in our lives as my daughter (who is learning disabled) also developed manic depression which is much harder to handle. Painting enabled me to be in complete control of my work from start to finish and I became very fascinated in trying to present movement and vitality on a flat surface. Using colour and the rhythm of the various lights and shades to emphasise shapes has been the underlying framework within any work I do as well as the flow of the overall design. I strive to replicate the feeling of tension in space within a life force and my training as a sculptor has given me a strong basis for everything that I create. The human form is my inspiration, drawing is my joy and a love of life is my attitude. If I lift your soul just a fraction with these creations, then that is my satisfaction”
Written by Doreen Collins
1936 – 2010