I grew up 40 miles north of New York City. As a child, I was fascinated by drawings in children's books. I was encouraged in my artistic efforts when I was quite young by my immediate family and my artist uncle, Fred Maine, who worked as an illustrator in an office in the Empire State Building.
My first trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened my eyes to what painting could be. Throughout high school I was mentored by artist and teacher Herold Witherspoon, to whom I am forever grateful. Because the museums of New York were an easy train ride away, I went often, privileged by this frequent exposure to original works.
After high school, I traveled extensively, which gave me the perspective of cultural and geographical diversity. I lived in Colorado for 30 years. During this time, I painted local landscapes and large watercolors of the desert landscapes of New Mexico and Arizona. My work was represented by local galleries, and galleries in Durango and Santa Fe. I received my BFA in painting (Phi Beta Kappa) at CU Boulder, where I studied with color-field artist Gene Matthews, and was influenced by George Woodman’s delightful seminars on art theory.
In 2006, I became enchanted by the Mojave Desert and moved to Joshua Tree. I renovated an old homestead cabin and added a passive solar studio. Initially I was primarily interested in the desert landscape, compelled by the beauty around me.
Since 2008 I have been exploring my fascination with large abstract work.
68929 Perez Road, Suite M, Cathedral City, California, 760-324-7300. (Palm Springs area)
April 2017 NEW WORK: IMAGINATION — COLLECTIVE POSSIBILITIES
OPENING RECEPTION: April 7, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Colin Fisher Studios, 68929 Perez Road, Suite M, Cathedral City, California, 760-324-7300. (greater Palm Springs area)
2015, 2006- 2013 October/November: Joshua Tree area Open Studio Tour
February 2015, new paintings, THE UPPER DESERT MEETS MODERNISM, 2-person show with sculptor Simi Dabah, Colin Fisher Studios, 68929 Perez Road, Suite M, Cathedral City, California, 760-324-7300. (greater Palm Springs area)
June 2013, ABSTRACT CONVERSATIONS, two person show with sculptor Moira Fain, Metro Gallery, Bakersfield, California
April 2013, solo show: BETWEEN THE LINES, Colin Fisher Studios, 68929 Perez Road, Suite M, Cathedral City, California, 760-324-7300. (greater Palm Springs area)
November 2012: group show, BoxoFFICE, Manhattan, NY
February 2012, INNER MAPPINGS: SOUTHEAST BY SOUTHWEST, 2 person show with Atlanta artist Cathryn Miles at Meyer Metro Gallery, Houston, Texas.
September 2011, Small Works Show, Meyer Metro Gallery, Houston, Texas
April 1 - May 31, 2011, From the Desert to the Sea, group show at Metro Gallery, Bakersfield, California
January 2011, group show, BoxoFFICE, Manhattan, NY
October 1 - November 30. 2010, and February 1-28, 2011, Joshua Tree Art Gallery Group Show, Joshua Tree, California
September 2010, JTAG, Joshua Tree Art Gallery, Opening Season Group Show, Joshua Tree, California
April 2010: Solo Show, "Heart of Fire," BoxoFFICE, New York, New York
December 2009: Solo Show, "Images Born in the Mojave," True World Gallery, Joshua Tree, California
Ventura Art Festival, November 2009, Best of Show, Painting/Drawing
May 16-June 28, 2009: Solo Show "Urban Promise," at BoxoFFICE Projects, 421 Hudson Street, NYC
May 2008: Solo Show, 29 Palms Creative Center, 29 Palms, California
March 2008: Solo Show, High Desert Nature Museum, Yucca Valley, California
December 2007: Solo Show, "Mojave Paintings," True World Gallery, Joshua Tree, California
September 2007: Group Show at True World Gallery, Joshua Tree
September 2007: Southland Invitational Exhibit, curated by Audrey Gillick, 29 Palms Gallery, 29 Palms, California
March 2007: Solo Show curated by Klaus Wille, Black Canyon Coffee, Yucca Valley, California
1996-2005: Designed and built passive solar mountain homes
1993-1996: BFA, Painting, University of Colorado at Boulder
During this time I was in numerous solo, invitational, and group shows along the Front Range of Colorado, including Georgetown, Ft. Collins, Greeley and Denver.
Eduardo Braniff, Los Angeles
Brett Barrett Estate Design, Los Angeles, California
Christopher Kennedy Design, Palm Springs, California
Oscar Cuello, New York City
Sarah Habershon, London UK
Peggy Heinz, Yucca Valley, California
Harlan and Frauke Hogue, Pacific Palisades, California
J Crew, NY, NY
Bruce and Meredith Jones, Yucca Valley, California
Mindy Kaufman, Joshua Tree, California
Michael Rhodes, New York City and Provincetown, Massachusetts
David Stainton, Los Angeles
Larry White, Pioneertown, California