About Russell Collins
During his day job, Russell Collins is part of the Ovenclean Milton Keynes Dream Team, they do exactly what it says on the side of the van. At night though, he is a totally different animal. Now read on.
Russell Collins threw down his hated paint brush at the end of his Year 9 when Art became a voluntary subject.
Nearly 40 years later he was visiting a Craft Fayre in Middleton Hall and he saw an artist named Paul Bryant turn a black 80cm x 40cm canvas into an Arctic Night scene in 30 minutes, Paul had sold it twice in that time.
Russell said to himself “I can do that”, went to one of Paul’s classes and so an artist was re-born.
From that moment on, he was hooked. Russell did the Bob Ross (watch him on YouTube) Landscape Instructor courses, went on to try flowers, seascapes, landscapes and impressionism and thoroughly enjoyed it. He enjoyed it even more when he found out that people wanted to buy his paintings.
To see more of Russell’s paintings, go to www.RussellCollinsArt.com and click on the “Shop” tab. No, you don’t have to buy anything, but he puts most of his new paintings straight into the shop and some people do buy prints and reproductions.
Russell can also do commissions, especially ones with a representation of the customer in it.
About Paint Night Party
Russell has started a new venture, where he takes painting into pubs and bars, under the Paint Night Party name. It is a social night out where with a glass in one hand and a brush in the other you paint your own painting.
The Three Trees in Bletchley is one of our Paint Night Party venues. Other venues include The Bull Hotel in Stoney Stratford and the Missoula Montana Bar and Grill in MK City Centre.
Book a ticket at www.PaintNightParty.co.uk and come along and have some fun.