With careful observation and an astonishing command of technique, Berry produces paintings that have a dreamlike, ethereal quality. He received undergraduate and graduate degrees in painting from the University of New Hampshire (1985) and Boston University (1987), respectively. During that time, as a scholarship recipient, he attended summer study programs at Yale University and at the Realist Workshop in La Napoule, France. In 1993 he was awarded a Fulbright Grant to study for a year in Italy where he attended the Florence Academy of Art, and studied, among other Italian masterworks, Leonardo’s drawings in the collection of the Uffizi. After completing a course in human anatomy at the Zoological Museum in Florence, he produced a personal book on human anatomy. In 1998 he attended a Nelson Shanks painting workshop at the Art Students League in New York.
Colin Berry has exhibited on a regional and national level, and has been featured on the cover of American Artist and The Artist’s Magazine; his works are held in many private and corporate collections in the US.