Meet the Artist ColinMeet our wild and fun Stage Artist Colin
Sometimes it can be easy to forget that the artists leading your favorite Pinot’s Palette classes do more than help you paint, drink, and have fun. Our artists are a diverse crowd of talented folks who have a passion for art of all kinds – from sculpture, to drawing, to performance art, to (of course!) painting. We’re excited to be featuring each of our artists here on our blog so that you can not only get to know them better, but also have the chance to see and experience some of their unique, beautiful art.
Meet our fun and crazy artist Colin Chan. Colin was born and raised in the upper peninsula of Michigan known as the U.P. Both of Colin’s parents are teachers and have always supported his love of the arts. He has very fond memories of outdoor activities in Northern Michigan that influenced his art later in life.
When he was very young he started drawing his favorite cartoon characters from TV shows. During high school Colin started painting which lead to his decision to attend Kendall College of Art and Design. At Kendall, Colin worked in every art medium his schedule would permit while pursuing his degree. He is self-taught in the difficult concept art which includes pre-production art for movies and video games.
Early last year Colin made the move to our beautiful Bay Area where the demand for professional freelance artists is much higher. Here Colin works as a freelance concept artist creating fantasy genre characters like wizards, dragons etc. for many national gaming and movie companies. His photoshop work on a Wacom board is gaining recognition across the country.
Colin’s high energy, funny engagement and great hair make him one of our guest’s favorite stage artists. He is often requested to be the stage instructor when our guests book a private party. If you have ever painted with us during his class, you know why!
We asked Colin what advise he might have for younger budding artists? First, try every type of medium you can and make certain you create some type of art every day. His early childhood outdoor memories prompted him to always sketch the world around him. Second, Colin feels that understanding how an animals body moves, its skeleton will be an artist’s advantage when you are creating moving creatures in the future.
We are very proud that Colin is part of our team and his personality, energy and enthusiasm is fun to work with every day. So, if you are looking to have a great night out with your BFF, date night, or to create your own masterpiece come join us for a paint and wine night in the Alameda South Shore Center. Our motto: Paint. Drink. Have Fun.
See more of Colin’s art here: www.artofcolinchan.com