AboutGrowing up in Birmingham, Reuben Colley was immediately drawn to the industrial landscape that surrounded him, capturing the essence of everyday working life through his uncompromising depictions of the barren, often cheerless spaces. Yet whilst Reuben has always overwhelmingly been driven by achieving truth and integrity in the scenes he represents, he also consistently strives to realize the intangible beauty he perceives in desolation. His paintings unfailingly evoke a sense of romanticism in the mundane that other artists readily overlook.
Documenting the urban landscape is a natural pursuit for Reuben. The act of painting however holds even greater exploratory potential.
Over the thirteen years that Reuben has been working as a professional landscape painter, his unique talent and whole hearted commitment to advancing the discipline of landscape painting have earned him wide recognition within the British art scene. Through numerous nationwide sell-out shows and prestigious commission projects Reuben has built enormous support from a worldwide network of loyal collectors, all of whom now eagerly await the artist's new collection of work.
In the past few years Reuben has worked with both âThe Meningitis Trust' and âHelp for Heroes' helping raise much needed funds and support for both charities.