Colin Challen is a Scarborough (UK) based artist working in a variety of media, but with a focus on drawing. His most recent exhibition, Sanuk Men's Fraid Not Big & Tall Flip FlopNanette Nanette Lepore Womens Madeline Dress Pump“Drawing on Myth” appeared (April/June 2017) at the art gallery at Woodend, Scarborough, PUMA Womens Vikky Platform Ribbon P SneakerBZees Women's Glee Black Knit Perf Mesh MNorth Yorkshire’s leading creative arts workspace. He also recently exhibited with the Kingston Art Group in Hull, part of Colin’s participation in the 2017 Hull City of Culture. Colin is a founder member of theTretorn Women's Viken Rain BootPUMA Mens Ignite Limitless Sr Sneaker Scagglethorpe International Art Biennale which staged an intervention Cambridge Select Women's Classic Lace-Up Chunky Wedge Ankle BootieSkechers Mens Porter - RESSEN shoes“Stop Start Start Stop” to coincide with the Arts Council England conference “No Boundaries” in Hull. This explored the theme “Roots and Routes” using the motif of Zeno’s paradox of motion to illustrate some very profound points about something.
Following on from the success of the Scagglethorpe International Art Biennale, of which Colin was a founder in 2017, Forever FP13 Women's Sparkling Glitter Lace up Fashion Street SneakersPerry Ellis Mens Toney Oxfordthe Biennale Committee took the courageous decision to make the biennale an annual biennale.Not Rated Women's Etta Ankle BootieMIA Womens Journee Platform Slide Sandal The next one took place in Scagglethorpe Village Hall on the 3rd and 4th of February and was featured on BBC Radio York.
Colin also ran his own 'pop up' gallery artHerent in Scarborough's historic Market Hall in 2013 and 2014,Reebok Mens Royal Ec Ride Fashion SneakerWells Collection Womens Slip On Slide Flat Sandal with Notch Cut-Outs featuring three different solo exhibitions of drawings, pastels, paintings and constructions (reliquaries, vitrines and notice boards). Santoni Mens Slip-On Loafer Dress-shoesSbicca Womens Jossly Ankle BootieThe gallery was the venue for The World's Smallest Literature Festival in 2013 which Colin directed.
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Above: gazing at In Heaven Pencil on paper, 2016 48" x 72"
My career up to 2010 included being in HM Forces (RAF), a postie, student, self-employed printer and publisher, political organiser and between 2001 and 2010 Labour MP for Morley and Rothwell. During my time as an MP I founded the All Party Parliamentary Group on Climate Change, Foamtreads Mens Morgan FT SlipperWomen's Round Toe Lase-up Ankle Boots Ladies Leather Combat Booties Fashion Martens Boots shoes Lace Up Boots for Women Warm Fashionand served for nine years on the Environmental Audit Select Committee and later the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee.Reebok Womens Trilux Run Running shoesLFL by Lust for Life Womens L-Intense Mule My work on the environment was recognised with the following awards: Hon. Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM);Skechers Womens Dynamight 2.0-Quick Concept SneakersCambridge Select Women's Round Toe Buckle Strap Low Stacked Heel Ankle Bootie Hon. Fellow of the Society of the Environment (SocEnv); Cambridge Select Women's Closed Toe Stretch Breathable Lightweight Mesh Casual Sport Slip-On Fashion SneakerAerosoles Womens Teleport Ankle Bootwinner of the House of Commons Award (2005) of the Parliamentary Renewable And Sustainable Energy Group (PRASEG); PRASEG Lifetime Contribution Award (2009). For my support of enlightenment I was made an Honorary Associate of the National Secular Society and a lifetime member of the British Humanist Association.Baretraps Womens Kaiser Faux Leather Strappy FlatsJambu JBU Women's Blakely Flat.