Ritchie was born on the west coast of Scotland and studied Design and Illustration in Glasgow before settling in Edinburgh and becoming a full-time artist. He established Ritchie Collins Gallery in March 2010 in Leith, Edinburgh and has been enjoying a growing demand for his work. Ritchie’s paintings are influenced by the Scottish coast and surrounding landscape. Street Art, Celtic art, myths and Scottish Folklore are a permanent source of inspiration. Vibrant colour, simple form and creative use of texture are combined to give the original work its magical expressive quality.
Each painting tells a story and has endless detail to lose yourself in, with something new to explore with every look. In his work Ritchie is always looking to explore new ideas and styles. He exhibits in the UK and as far afield as New Zealand. His work is also in many private collections.
Ritchie has illustrated two children books, which were adapted for a musical in Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2009. He also has had many solo shows and shared exhibitions in the past years.
“All the things I paint come from dreams or memories of places I’ve been. What is important to me is trying to capture the true feelings of a place in time, rather than the reality.”
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