Location: New York (US)
Colleen’s paintings combine the rigor and sophistication of European masters with the power of contemporary art. His influences range from Michelangelo and Kathe Kollwitz to portraits of Andy Warhol. His subjects include family members, friends, fellow artists and his two children. A lifelong New Yorker, Colleen grew up immersed in the music scene of the early 2000s. At 21, she created paintings for film companies in New York and Hollywood. His work has appeared in major Lil Kim and Die Romantik motion pictures and music videos. In 2011, she received an Affiliate Fellowship to reside at the American Academy in Rome with her husband, Will St. John. She learned to paint by studying the old masters in European museums for 10 years. Colleen paints from her studio in East Williamsburg Brooklyn. She is currently the design director at Grand Central Atelier in Long Island City, New York.