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Dave Collierartworks
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ave Collier, artist based in Carlisle, north-west England. Predominantly I do digital drawings and digitally-enhaced photographs for artistic effect. My interest is in the Science of Seeing: how the eye and brain identify colours and shapes, perception both practical and emotional.
photo of me in my studio
I have been making drawings and paintings and studying visual perception for the best part of my years.
I approach art professionally though not necessarily all that commercially. I offer prints of my work for sale but my main focus is on the fine art aspects, art as opposed to craft which I define as:
it invites you to look at an aspect of the world in a new or different way
it evokes an ambience, a feel or emotion
it has content that encourages you to constantly look more deeply for something new of interest
satisfaction of design, where repeated looking is satisfying through interest from the shapes and colours
While I have always been an artist I have worked at other things too, especially computer programming commercially, this means that I am able to write my own software to manipulate digital images and I use such techniques quite widely. For more detail on this see my Developments website, which is also the link of the Theory icon at the top of this page.
In addition to computer programming I have owned a run a specialist educational publishing company, I have been a director of a subsidiary of a Public Limited Company (PLC) in the UK, and owned and run a hotel and restaurant. I have a Masters degree on research into the specialist area of psychology called User Interface Design and been pondering taking that forward to doctorate level ever since, but find myself too busy with the artworks.
This webite includes an online shop but I normally leave that switched off. I wrote it, it fully processes orders and collects payment by credit or debit card and emails the customer an invoice in pdf format. The works! But I find it too overwhelming to maintain, I prefer to sell prints via artists’ promotional websites.
This page last updated 13 October 2023