Ritchie was born in Prestwick, on the west coast of Scotland, in 1978. He has painted all his life and studied painting and illustration at the College of Building and Printing, Glasgow before settling in Edinburgh.
Ritchie Collins' art is influenced by the Scottish coast and wild countryside. Celtic art, myths and Scottish folklore are a constant source of inspiration. Vibrant colour, simple form and a creative use of texture are woven together to give the original paintings their unique magical quality.
Speaking about his paintings, Ritchie Collins says: "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."
Each painting tells a story, contains endless details and something new to explore with every glance. Ritchie's paintings have wide appeal and there is an understandable growing demand for his artwork.
Ritchie uses his Gallery Studio to create new work. Customers are always welcome to come and see the paintings take shape.