Born in Belfast, graduating from the University of Ulster with a first Class Honours degree in Design in 1991 Colin Davidson worked in design for print up until 1999 when he started to paint full time.
His first exhibition ‘No Continuing city’ at the Tom Caldwell Gallery included large paintings of Belfast as seen from high viewpoints. It was noted that it was the first unique view of a Belfast emerging after years of the Troubles.
Davidson continued painting with an urban theme between 2006 to 2010 where he focuses on the illusionary world seen in the window reflections around the city.
Davidson's more recent work focuses on large scale paintings of the human face with the resulting in International acclaim for some of his portraits including that of the actor Brad Pitt, the poet and playwright Seamus Heaney, the poet Michael Longley and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel commissioned by Time magazine.
Davidson's lstesst exhibition, a series of nudes titled ‘Ten Night Paintings’ is at the Oliver Sears Gallery – from Sept 1st to Oct 13th 2016 and is well worth a visit.