COLIN CHRISTIE began seriously drawing & painting in his early teens and went on to study at Edinburgh College of Art and the Glasgow School of Art. He worked in Graphics & Architecture until 1984 when he changed career and joined the staff at the then Napier College in Edinburgh. He lectured in Interior Design, Computer Aided Design, Graphics & Technology until 2001. Since then he has worked freelance producing all manner of computer generated graphics and visualisations for Scottish & London based commercial clients. In 2006 he became increasingly disillusioned with IT based work, its spiralling complexity and reducing returns. Encouraged by his wife Margaret, he has set aside his Apple computer for an easel and recaptured the joy of painting.