Brigid Collins
Artist and Educator

I am a Visual Artist. This is how I describe my practice.

I also describe my practice as being that of maker, teacher, book artist, depending on context. In truth, being a self-employed artist results in having a number of roles, leading to this variety of job descriptions.

Originally trained as an illustrator and, initially, working for a period as an archaeological illustrator, I went on to enjoy success as a commercial illustrator, working mostly in the fields of design and publishing. Alongside this, I have consistently worked as a visiting lecturer in art and design departments throughout the UK and Ireland, as well as at the University of Groningen, in The Netherlands.

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Galleries

Enter these galleries and experience just some of my work. Feel how the various aspects of my practice interconnect around the ‘threads’ of inspiration which are, for me, the natural world and poetry and how everything that I make and become engaged in contributes to becoming a part of my attempt to receive sustenance from both. 

Please get in touch using the contact form to make enquiries about purchasing original pieces of work, or beautiful Giclee prints, which are available in limited editions, or to commission a new artwork.

News

“And the day came…”

“And the day came…”

Inspired by a quote from the Journals of Anais Nin: "And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they...

An 8 week introductory course with Artist, Brigid Collins

An 8 week introductory course with Artist, Brigid Collins

This course will be delivered online on Saturdays (1.30pm-4.30pm) New course starting in January 2021: Saturday 9th January - Saturday 6th March (with mid-term break on Saturday, 13th February). Course Fee: £280* (Fee includes continuing access to weekly video...

“20/20 Vision” at the Bloc Gallery.

“20/20 Vision” at the Bloc Gallery.

A new piece of my work is on display as part of the inaugural exhibition: "20/20 Vision" at the Bloc Gallery. Bloc is a brand new gallery in Leith, Edinburgh. During the Edinburgh Festival 2019, the inaugural exhibition is a group show, featuring my work. This new...