Documentary film on Strathbutler Artist, Gerald Collins
Gerard Collins: ‘The Picture Alive’ Gerard Collins celebrates life through his paintings. Since 1977 his critically acclaimed oeuvre has been built in series with self-imposed rules and patterns offering the viewer pure visual pleasure through his fluid mastery of paint, and inherent understanding of colour, composition and design. Collins has won awards, been showered with[…]
Gerard Collins. 2001 Strathbutler Recipient creates public mural for Saint John school A classroom at Hazen-White/St. Francis School has been transformed into a literacy retreat, thanks to the help of local professional artist Gerard Collins who, out of the kindness of his heart, has transfigured an obsolete blackboard into a tranquil scene he sees just[…]
The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation congratulates two past Strathbutler artists for exhibition of new works. Gerry Collins shows new paintings at Gallery 78 in Fredericton. Anna Torma joins international show at Owens Art Gallery in Sackville.
Art critic Murray Littlejohn noted that Collins mocks the trend to reduce art to a decorative role in society, robbing it of its cognitive value. His landscapes and portraits prompt the viewer to challenge the importance of money and technology in modern life. – 2001
… a huge amount of energy and vibrant colours seem to leap from the canvas …